Who is Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani (Arabic: نزار توفيق قباني, ALA-LC: Nizār Tawfīq Qabbānī, French: Nizar Kabbani; 21 March 1923 – 30 April 1998) was a Syrian diplomat, poet, writer and publisher. He is considered to be Syria's National Poet. His poetic style combines simplicity and elegance in exploring themes of love, eroticism, feminism, religion, and Arab empowerment against foreign imperialism and local dictators. Qabbani is one of the most revered contemporary poets in the Arab world.


Early life

Nizar Qabbani was born in the Syrian capital of Damascus to a middle class merchant family. His mother, Faiza Akbik, is of Turkish descent. Qabbani was raised in Mi'thnah Al-Shahm, one of the neighborhoods of Old Damascus and studied at...
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Nizar Qabbani Poems

  • Bread, Hashish And Moon.
    When the moon is born in the east,
    And the white rooftops drift asleep
    Under the heaped-up light,
    People leave their shops and march forth in groups ...
  • I Have No Power
    "I have no power to change you
    or explain your ways
    Never believe a man can change a woman
    Those men are pretenders ...
  • When I Love You
    When I love you
    A new language springs up,
    New cities, new countries discovered.
    The hours breathe like puppies, ...
  • School Of Love
    Your love taught me how to grieve,
    And for centuries I needed a woman to make me grieve,
    I needed a woman
    To make me cry on her shoulders like a bird, ...
  • Two African Breasts
    Let me find time
    to welcome in this love
    that comes unbid.
    Let me find time ...
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I Love You 31 Love 31 Water 18 Woman 15 Children 14 World 14 Sea 14 God 13 Time 12 History 12

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Lifedeprivedd: not everything in the heart can be said, so god created sighs, tears, long sleep, cold smile and shivering hands. -nizar qabbani
Booksessedwhore: jane's austen's "i cannot make speeches, if i loved you less, i might be able to talk about it more", sylvia plath's "it seems i must always write you letters that i can never send" and nizar qabbani’s “because my love for you is higher than words, i have decided to fall silent”
4oclocklovebot: taehyung is fluent in arabic actually i taught him myself all it took was listening to fairuz' discography also he's currently reading nizar qabbani
Noor_016: "a tragedy, when a mature mind and a romantic heart are in the same body.” nizar qabbani
Mrymmalik6: my lover asks me : "what is the difference between me and the sky?" the difference, my love, is that when you laugh, i forget about the sky. -nizar qabbani
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