Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

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I do not resemble your other lovers, my lady
should another give you a cloud
I give you rain
Should he give you a lantern, I
will give you the moon
Should he give you a branch
I will give you the trees
And if another gives you a ship
I shall give you the journey.

Submitted: Monday, March 22, 2010

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