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Arabian Love Poems : Three Continents Press - Clementina R. Brown

Arabian Love Poems

Three Continents Press

By: Nizar Kabbani, Clementina R. Brown (Translator), Bassam K. Frangieh (Introduction by, Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1998
ISBN: 9780894108815
Number Of Pages: 225

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This translation of Nizar Kabbani's poetry is accompanied by the striking Arabic texts of the poems, penned by Kabbani especially for this collection. Kabbani was a poet of great simplicity - direct, spontaneous, musical, using the language of everyday life. He was a ceasless 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.

Introductionp. 1
Oh green birdp. 19
My lover asks mep. 20
When I fell in lovep. 21
You still ask me about the day of my birthp. 22
Oh, my lovep. 23
All wordsp. 24
I hadn't told them about youp. 25
I hate to love like other peoplep. 26
Your lovep. 27
From the moment you loved mep. 28
When I am in love (no. 1)p. 29
When I am in love (no. 2)p. 30
I love you when you cryp. 31
I don't know my birthdayp. 32
Your eyes are like a rainy nightp. 33
I wrote the name of the one I lovedp. 34
Oh travelerp. 35
Our lovep. 36
Don't worryp. 37
When I travel into your eyesp. 38
Like a fishp. 39
I am the prophet of lovep. 40
Undress yourselfp. 41
I have changed so muchp. 42
Because my love for youp. 43
I want to write different words for youp. 47
That March morning when you came walking toward mep. 53
When I told youp. 59
When God bestowed women on menp. 65
I was never a kingp. 71
Why do you erase historyp. 73
I taught the children of the worldp. 75
Pure like a necklace of jasminep. 77
I love youp. 79
Your love took mep. 81
I wear youp. 83
My kingdom of little things (excerpt)p. 87
Out of my desirep. 89
The two yearsp. 95
When I am with youp. 97
I'm not a teacherp. 99
My letters to youp. 101
In the summerp. 102
Every time I kiss youp. 103
My love runs to youp. 104
Every manp. 105
Stay out of my sightp. 106
When rain fell on both of usp. 107
I curl upp. 108
I hope one dayp. 109
When you visit mep. 110
Every time you traveledp. 111
Did you ever thinkp. 113
The day I met youp. 114
Close all my booksp. 115
Yesterday I thoughtp. 116
Pleasep. 117
Why do you ask me to write youp. 119
Pull out the dagger buried in my sidep. 121
From the airplane (excerpt)p. 123
Before I entered the cities of your mouth (excerpt)p. 125
It is all over (excerpt)p. 127
What would your femininity say about me (excerpt)p. 129
When you accompany mep. 131
When you danced with me that nightp. 133
When you find a manp. 135
I knewp. 137
Your departure is not a tragedyp. 138
While Rome burned, you burnedp. 139
Do you have a solutionp. 141
Drink your coffeep. 145
I am accused of being like Shahrayarp. 149
Why do you telephone, my ladyp. 157
You wear hippie clothesp. 163
Be assured, my ladyp. 167
This is my last letterp. 171
About Sea Lovep. 179
I Learn by Reading Your Bodyp. 181
To My Love on New Year's Evep. 191
Will You Allow Me to Take a Holiday?p. 193
Time Travels with You When You Leavep. 195
Love During House Arrestp. 199
Women, The Knowledge of Godp. 209
I Will Tell You: I Love Youp. 215
The Talk of Her Handsp. 218
I Am Afraidp. 219
Who Is the Prettiest?p. 221
I Conquer the Universe with Wordsp. 223
About the Bookp. 225
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ISBN: 9780894108815
ISBN-10: 0894108816
Series: Three Continents Press
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 225
Published: 1st November 1998
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1