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(1923 - 1998 / Damascus / Syria)

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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


Read poems about / on: fish, summer, sea, fishing

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  • * Sunprincess * (11/25/2013 11:20:00 PM)

    Love very well expressed in so few lines with vivid imagery....

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

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

  • 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.

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