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Light Is More Important Than The Lantern

Nizar Qabbani

Light is more important than the lantern,
The poem more important than the notebook,
And the kiss more important than the lips.
My letters to you
Are greater and more important than both of us.
The are the only documents
Where people will discover
Your beauty 
And my madness.


Translated by B. Frangieh And C. Brown


Submitted by Noele Aabye

Added: 21 Jul 2002 | Last Read: 23 Apr 2018 3:29 AM | Viewed: 7245 times

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