Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

Nizar Qabbani Poems

1. The Child Scribbles 9/12/2013
2. Two African Breasts 9/4/2013
3. Jogging 4/25/2014
4. My Lady 9/6/2013
5. My Angry Cat 9/12/2013
6. Balqees 4/25/2014
7. School Of Love 9/4/2013
8. Beirut, The Mistress Of The World 9/4/2013
9. Fragments From Notes On The Book Of Defeat 9/4/2013
10. I Am With Terrorism 9/4/2013
11. The Hasteners 3/22/2010
12. The Face Of Qana 3/22/2010
13. Damascus, What Are You Doing To Me? 9/4/2013
14. Verse 3/22/2010
15. We Are Accused Of Terrorism 3/29/2010
16. Words 3/22/2010
17. When I Love 3/22/2010
18. The Epic Of Sadness 3/22/2010
19. The Wrathful 3/22/2010
20. When I Love You 3/22/2010
21. Between Us 9/4/2013
22. The Fortune Teller 3/22/2010
23. Sultan 3/22/2010
24. Raise Me More Love... 3/29/2010
25. Your Body Is My Map 3/22/2010
26. On Entering The Sea 3/22/2010
27. Damascus, What Are You Doing To Me? 3/22/2010
28. Dialogue 3/22/2010
29. Clarification To My Poetry-Readers 3/22/2010
30. Maritime Poem 3/22/2010
31. A Letter From A Stupid Woman 3/22/2010
32. I Conquer The World With Words 3/22/2010
33. A Damascene Moon 3/22/2010
34. Five Letters To My Mother 3/22/2010
35. Jerusalem 3/22/2010
36. My Love (Do Not Ask Me) 3/22/2010
37. A Brief Love Letter 3/22/2010
38. A Lesson In Drawing 3/22/2010
39. Letter From Under The Sea 3/22/2010
40. I Have No Power 3/22/2010
Best Poem of Nizar Qabbani

Language

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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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

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