Nizar Qabbani (1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)
Light Is More Important Than The Lantern
Light is more important than the lantern,
The poem more important than the notebook,
And the kiss more important than the lips.
My letters to you
Are greater and more important than both of us.
The are the only documents
Where people will discover
And my madness.
Translated by B. Frangieh And C. Brown
Submitted by Noele Aabye
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