Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

Nizar Qabbani Poems

41. The Hasteners 3/22/2010
42. The Trial 1/1/2004
43. The Wrathful 3/22/2010
44. Two African Breasts 9/4/2013
45. Verse 3/22/2010
46. We Are Accused Of Terrorism 3/29/2010
47. When I Love 3/22/2010
48. When I Love You 3/22/2010
49. Words 3/22/2010
50. Your Body Is My Map 3/22/2010
Best Poem of Nizar Qabbani

In The Summer

In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
And think of you
Had I told the sea
What I felt for you,
It would have left its shores,
Its shells,
Its fish,
And followed me.

Translated by B. Frangieh And C. Brown

Submitted by Noele Aabye

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When a man is in love
how can he use old words?
Should a woman
desiring her lover
lie down with
grammarians and linguists?

I said nothing
to the woman I loved
but gathered
love's adjectives into a suitcase
and fled from all languages.

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