Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

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

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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