Light Is More Important Than The Lantern Poem by Nizar Qabbani

Light Is More Important Than The Lantern

Rating: 3.3

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

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kumarmani Mahakul 16 October 2017

Poem is very important than notebook definitely. Pure beauty carries light within. Light represents wisdom and shows path. Definitely light is more important than the lantern. This is light that we need in darkness. Lantern is an instrument or we can say is just like a machine. This is excellent and interesting poem...10

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Souren Mondal 01 February 2016

Thank you for fixing the typo Poemhunter :)

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Akteruzzaman Chowdhury 16 October 2016

Many famous writers were very simple and poor. But their writings are the footprints of civilizations.

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Souren Mondal 30 January 2016

'My letters to you Are greater and more important than both of us. The are the only documents Where people will discover Your beauty And my madness.' Wonderful lines, however, I am sure there is a typo where 'they' is typed as 'the'...

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Bernard F. Asuncion 16 October 2017

Reminds me of the song BEAUTY AND MADNESS popularized by FRA LIPPO LIPPI....

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 17 October 2017

They are the only documents Where people will discover Your beauty And my madness. You have shed your light of wisdom through these lines. Thank you poet for the poem shared.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 17 October 2017

Beautiful poem shared with us. Loved the way you write.

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Jeanette Telusma 16 October 2017

Lovely poem, it was an enjoyable read. Congratulations....

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Edward Kofi Louis 16 October 2017

The light of the truth! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Valentin Savin 16 October 2017

I agree with what you've written. Keep writing. Thanks.

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Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Qabbani

Damascus / Syria
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