"And, so
it has taken me
all of sixty years
to understand
that water is the finest drink,
and bread the most delicious food,
and that art is worthless
unless it plants
a measure of splendor in people’s hearts."

A section of the poem, “Twigs” by Taha Muhammad Ali. The poet died Sunday in Nazareth.

Weekly Poem: Remembering Taha Muhammad Ali