Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

Nizar Qabbani
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Qabbani was revered by generations of Arabs for his sensual and romantic verse. His work was featured not only in his two dozen volumes of poetry and in regular contributions to the Arabic-language newspaper Al Hayat, but in lyrics sung by Lebanese and Syrian vocalists who helped popularize his work.

Through a lifetime of writing, Qabbani made women his main theme and inspiration. He earned a reputation for daring with the publication in 1954 of his first volume of verse, "Childhood of a Breast," whose erotic and romantic themes broke from the conservative traditions of Arab literature. The suicide of his sister, who was unwilling to marry a man she did not love, had a... more »

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  • Faisal(3/19/2019 6:41:00 AM)

    i already know arabic

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  • julia stein(1/23/2019 8:00:00 AM)

    Oh my! Those poems make me want to learn arabic so bad. In the meantime, I keep a little bit of arabic with me everyday with shirts. and cheers to more arabic poems.

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  • aurthar(12/23/2018 10:58:00 AM)

    uptil I saw the bank draft which had said $4027, I didn't sister was trully earning money in their spare time on their apple laptop.. there sisters roommate had bean doing this for only about a year and by now paid the mortgage on there apartment and bought a new Peugeot 205 GTi. read more at,

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  • karim(4/24/2018 10:42:00 AM)

    can any one help me to do my research paper about the emotional language and terms of Nizar Qabbani in english

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  • Bassam Sroujy(2/5/2018 10:40:00 AM)

    NizarQabbani is one of thebest poets
    in world

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  • Ahmed77(12/7/2017 5:36:00 PM)

    Translate a poem I hate to poetry Nizar Qabbani

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini(12/27/2015 3:25:00 PM)

    O Sultan, my master, if my clothes are ripped and torn it is because your dogs with claws are allowed to tear me

    (Nizar Qabbani)

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  • Azad Bongobasi Azad Bongobasi(4/16/2015 2:03:00 AM)

    hell poet, I like your poem. from bangladesh

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  • isam Abdelrahman(8/31/2012 2:47:00 AM)

    It was the Egyptian Abdulhaleem Hafiz the most popular singer in the Arab countries that time who popularized Nizar lyrics

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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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