Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

Nizar Qabbani Poems

1. Every Time I Kiss You 1/13/2003
2. In The Summer 1/13/2003
3. Language 1/1/2004
4. Oh, My Love 1/13/2003
5. Light Is More Important Than The Lantern 1/13/2003
6. My Lover Asks Me 1/13/2003
7. The Trial 1/1/2004
8. I Have No Power 3/22/2010
9. Love Compared 3/22/2010
10. A Letter From A Stupid Woman 3/22/2010
11. Letter From Under The Sea 3/22/2010
12. Bread, Hashish And Moon 3/22/2010
13. A Brief Love Letter 3/22/2010
14. Barada 3/22/2010
15. I Conquer The World With Words 3/22/2010
16. My Love (Do Not Ask Me) 3/22/2010
17. A Damascene Moon 3/22/2010
18. Jerusalem 3/22/2010
19. A Lesson In Drawing 3/22/2010
20. Maritime Poem 3/22/2010

My Lover Asks Me

My lover asks me:
"What is the difference between me and the sky?"
The difference, my love,
Is that when you laugh,
I forget about the sky.


Translated by B. Frangieh And C. Brown


Submitted by Noele Aabye

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