Tuesday, May 22, 2012


What makes a man


Iron enough to make a nail
Lime enough to paint a wall
Water enough to drown a dog
Sulphur enough to stop the fleas
Potash enough to wash a shirt
Gold enough to buy a bean
Silver enough to coat a pin
Lead enough to blast a bird
Phosphor enough to light the town
Strength enough to build a home
Time enough to hold a child
Love enough to break a heart

From Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith

Note: I do not own this. But I do enjoy it.

PS: If you need more reasons to read Wintersmith, they're here.

4 comments:

Magdalena said...

You have convinced me to read Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith.

Zeph Keyes said...

:) I think he's the bees knees!

Kitchen worktops guy said...

Yep, me too. Off to Amazon to buy it!

Bart Simpson said...

It's from the Tiffany Acheing series start with the Wee Free Men It's my favorite book