When a man is in love
how can he use old words?
Should a woman
desiring her lover
lie down with
grammarians and linguists?

I said nothing
to the woman I loved
but gathered
love's adjectives into a suitcase
and fled from all languages.

by Nizar Qabbani

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A very impressive, well penned and poignant poem! 10+++ Keep it up! Love and Peace for always! RDV from New York City! ...
Very very good and interesting