Nizar Qabbani

Here you will find the Poem Language of poet Nizar Qabbani


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.