Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

Nizar Qabbani Poems

41. The Trial 1/1/2004
42. Barada 3/22/2010
43. I Have No Power 3/22/2010
44. A Lesson In Drawing 3/22/2010
45. Oh, My Love 1/13/2003
46. My Lover Asks Me 1/13/2003
47. Every Time I Kiss You 1/13/2003
48. Language 1/1/2004
49. In The Summer 1/13/2003
50. Light Is More Important Than The Lantern 1/13/2003

Comments about Nizar Qabbani

  • 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)

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

    hell poet, I like your poem. from bangladesh

  • 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

Best Poem of Nizar Qabbani

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.
They are the only documents
Where people will discover
Your beauty
And my madness.


Translated by B. Frangieh And C. Brown


Submitted by Noele Aabye

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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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