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Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

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

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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