Sunday, 27 February 2011

nizar qabbani

Light Is More Important Than The Lantern

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.

trans by b frangieh and c brown


Roxana said...

this is so simple and yet powerful. i love it.

swiss said...

i have to say this is definitely one of the things i;ve most like d that i;ve put up on here lately