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.
They are the only documents
Where people will discover
Your beauty
And my madness.


Translated by B. Frangieh And C. Brown


Submitted by Noele Aabye

by Nizar Qabbani

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They are the only documents Where people will discover Your beauty And my madness. You have shed your light of wisdom through these lines. Thank you poet for the poem shared.
Beautiful poem shared with us. Loved the way you write.
Lovely poem, it was an enjoyable read. Congratulations....
The light of the truth! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
I agree with what you've written. Keep writing. Thanks.
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