Arabian Love Poems

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Nizar Kabbani was a poet of great simplicity - direct, spontaneous, musical, using the language of everyday life. He was a ceaseless campaigner for women's rights, and his verses praise the beauty of the female body, and of love. He was an Arab nationalist, yet he criticized Arab dictators and the lack of freedom in the Arab world. Frangieh and Brown's elegant translations are accompanied by the striking Arabic texts of the poems, penned by Kabbani especially for this ...
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Overview

Nizar Kabbani was a poet of great simplicity - direct, spontaneous, musical, using the language of everyday life. He was a ceaseless campaigner for women's rights, and his verses praise the beauty of the female body, and of love. He was an Arab nationalist, yet he criticized Arab dictators and the lack of freedom in the Arab world. Frangieh and Brown's elegant translations are accompanied by the striking Arabic texts of the poems, penned by Kabbani especially for this collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894108815
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Language: Arabic
  • Series: Three Continents Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 1,238,264
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Oh green bird 19
My lover asks me 20
When I fell in love 21
You still ask me about the day of my birth 22
Oh, my love 23
All words 24
I hadn't told them about you 25
I hate to love like other people 26
Your love 27
From the moment you loved me 28
When I am in love (no. 1) 29
When I am in love (no. 2) 30
I love you when you cry 31
I don't know my birthday 32
Your eyes are like a rainy night 33
I wrote the name of the one I loved 34
Oh traveler 35
Our love 36
Don't worry 37
When I travel into your eyes 38
Like a fish 39
I am the prophet of love 40
Undress yourself 41
I have changed so much 42
Because my love for you 43
1 I want to write different words for you 47
2 That March morning when you came walking toward me 53
3 When I told you 59
4 When God bestowed women on men 65
5 I was never a king 71
6 Why do you erase history 73
7 I taught the children of the world 75
8 Pure like a necklace of jasmine 77
9 I love you 79
10 Your love took me 81
11 I wear you 83
12 My kingdom of little things (excerpt) 87
13 Out of my desire 89
14 The two years 95
17 When I am with you 97
18 I'm not a teacher 99
25 My letters to you 101
28 In the summer 102
33 Every time I kiss you 103
35 My love runs to you 104
37 Every man 105
38 Stay out of my sight 106
39 When rain fell on both of us 107
40 I curl up 108
41 I hope one day 109
43 When you visit me 110
47 Every time you traveled 111
48 Did you ever think 113
49 The day I met you 114
50 Close all my books 115
51 Yesterday I thought 116
52 Please 117
55 Why do you ask me to write you 119
57 Pull out the dagger buried in my side 121
59 From the airplane (excerpt) 123
60 Before I entered the cities of your mouth (excerpt) 125
61 It is all over (excerpt) 127
64 What would your femininity say about me (excerpt) 129
65 When you accompany me 131
69 When you danced with me that night 133
71 When you find a man 135
78 I knew 137
80 Your departure is not a tragedy 138
81 While Rome burned, you burned 139
83 Do you have a solution 141
86 Drink your coffee 145
87 I am accused of being like Shahrayar 149
88 Why do you telephone, my lady 157
91 You wear hippie clothes 163
99 Be assured, my lady 167
100 This is my last letter 171
About Sea Love 179
I Learn by Reading Your Body 181
To My Love on New Year's Eve 191
Will You Allow Me to Take a Holiday? 193
Time Travels with You When You Leave 195
Love During House Arrest 199
Women, The Knowledge of God 209
I Will Tell You: I Love You 215
The Talk of Her Hands 218
I Am Afraid 219
Who Is the Prettiest? 221
I Conquer the Universe with Words 223
About the Book 225
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2003

    Kabbani Captivates Your Heart

    This beautiful collection of some of Kabbani's most romantic poems is destined to take the reader in a soft journey...of love... Each Arabic poem comes with a translation; the translators did an excellent job in preserving the essence of the original poems...I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE INTERESTED NOT ONLY IN THE ARABIC LANGUAGE, BUT IN POETRY IN GENERAL.

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