Category Archives: Nizar Qabbani

Poem – School of Love

Your love taught me how to grieve, And for centuries I needed a woman to make me grieve, I needed a woman To make me cry on her shoulders like a bird, I needed a woman to collect my pieces … Continue reading

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Poem – My Angry Cat 

You’re repeating yourself for the twentieth time. Is there another man in my life?  Yes. Yes. What did you think?  Even graveyards have visitors. There are, my dear sir, a lot of men out there, and no garden is ever … Continue reading

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Poem – Every Time I Kiss You

Every time I kiss youAfter a long separation I feel I am putting a hurried love letter In a red mailbox. Translated by B. Frangieh And C. Brown Submitted by Noele Aabye 

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Poem – Jogging

We stood in columns  like sheep before slaughter  we ran, breathless  We scrambled to kiss  the shoes of the killers. . . .  They stole Jesus the son of Mary  while he was an infant still.  They stole from us … Continue reading

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Poem – Jerusalem

I wept until my tears were dry I prayed until the candles flickered I knelt until the floor creaked I asked about Mohammed and Christ Oh Jerusalem, the fragrance of prophets The shortest path between earth and sky Oh Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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Poem – 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.

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School Of Love – Nizar Qabbani

Your love taught me how to grieve,  And for centuries I needed a woman to make me grieve,  I needed a woman  To make me cry on her shoulders like a bird,  I needed a woman to collect my pieces … Continue reading

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