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Nizar Qabbani, 'I Fear'

Nizar Qabbani (1923-1998), 'I Fear'

(translated from the Arabic by Soran Hunter)


I fear to say to whom I loveFear
"I love you"
As the wine in the jar
Loses something
When we pour it.

Nizar Qabbani, 'The Diary of an Uneducated Dog'

Nizar Qabbani (1923-1998), 'The Diary of an Uneducated Dog'

(translated from the Arabic by Soran Hunter and A.M. Levinson-LaBrosse)

My king, my king,
I don’t want your sapphire or gold - dog
Nor your finest clothes.
All I need is for you to hear me:

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