Nizar Qabbani

(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

In The Summer - Poem by Nizar Qabbani

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

Comments about In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani

  • Gold Star - 30,378 Points * Sunprincess * (11/25/2013 11:20:00 PM)

    Love very well expressed in so few lines with vivid imagery.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Barbara Kraemer (5/9/2009 2:59:00 PM)

    how can anyone use words to go beyond words? but he does. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie S A (8/31/2008 1:28:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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