Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water,
and nobody knows what that is.

–D. H. Lawrence

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



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.

Taha Muhammad Ali

So What: New and Selected Poems

translated by Peter Cole, Yahya Hijazi, and Gabriel Levin


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