In The Summer Poem by Nizar Qabbani

In The Summer

Rating: 3.3


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

In The Summer
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Barbara Kraemer 09 May 2009

how can anyone use words to go beyond words? but he does.

16 6 Reply
S A 31 August 2008

The romance this poet convey in his poems is more the the ability of the heart to bear.

12 5 Reply
Rajnish Manga 05 June 2017

Lovely romantic musings in the backdrop of a soothing sea-shore scene. Thanks, Nizar.

6 3 Reply
Glen Kappy 05 June 2017

lovely in its simplicity, but huge in its hyperbole. -gk

6 2 Reply
Mounir Khelifa 04 May 2018

To picture the ocean leaving its bed and walking behind the love-struck poet, as a poodle would trot behind its master, is a ridiculous image

4 2 Reply
Uzzam Haider 22 November 2022

Love

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Chinedu Dike 28 January 2022

A beautiful love poem.

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Castellenas John 20 March 2019

A amazing poem for the sea, wandering and enjoying life.

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Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Qabbani

Damascus / Syria
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