‘Excerpt from Nizar Qabbani’s Book of Love’

Arabic-English translation of a short excerpt from Nizar Qabbani’s “Book of Love”

جميع ما قالوه عني…صحيح
جميع ما قالوه عن سمعتي
في العشق والنساء…قول صحيح
لكنهم لم يعرفوا أنني
أنزف في حبك مثل المسيح

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Translation

Everything they said about me…is correct
Everything they said about my reputation
In love and women…is true
However, they didn’t know that
I am weakened in your love, like the messiah

Translated by Kevin Moore.

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