Nizar Qabbani

Here you will find the Poem The Trial of poet Nizar Qabbani

The Trial

The East receives my songs, some praise, some curse 
To each of them my gratitude I bear 
For I've avenged the blood of each slain woman 
and haven offered her who is in fear. 

Woman's rebellious heart I have supported 
ready to pay the prize - content to die 
if love should slay me, for I am love's champion 
and if I ceased, then I would not be I.