Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

Nizar Qabbani Poems

1. Every Time I Kiss You 1/13/2003
2. In The Summer 1/13/2003
3. Language 1/1/2004
4. Oh, My Love 1/13/2003
5. Light Is More Important Than The Lantern 1/13/2003
6. My Lover Asks Me 1/13/2003
7. I Have No Power 3/22/2010
8. The Trial 1/1/2004
9. Letter From Under The Sea 3/22/2010
10. A Letter From A Stupid Woman 3/22/2010
11. Love Compared 3/22/2010
12. Bread, Hashish And Moon 3/22/2010
13. A Brief Love Letter 3/22/2010
14. I Conquer The World With Words 3/22/2010
15. My Love (Do Not Ask Me) 3/22/2010
16. Maritime Poem 3/22/2010
17. Barada 3/22/2010
18. Jerusalem 3/22/2010
19. A Lesson In Drawing 3/22/2010
20. Damascus, What Are You Doing to Me? 3/22/2010

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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