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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Top 10 most used topics by Nizar Qabbani

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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Sr001227: nizar qabbani makes me feel some type of way frfr
Atefehkhanoom: we killed you & it was not new for us, we killed the companions of the prophet & the friends of god. o how many messengers did we slay? o how many imams? we killed you & you prayed the night prayer, as all of our days are struggle - & all of our days are karbala. ― nizar qabbani
Coaching4releva: leadership & organizational maneuverability aligned: "the finest souls are those who gulped pain and avoided making others taste it!" - nizar qabbani
Asalmonofdoubt: ... had i told the sea what i felt for you it would have left its shores, its shells, its fish, and followed me ~ nizar qabbani
Aloof_loner: when nizar qabbani said , "the finest souls are those who gulped pain and avoided making others taste it " it hit me so damn hard
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