Monday, June 20, 2016

Poetry Month, Day 20, Nizar Qabbani, "In the Summer"

In The Summer

In the summer I stretch out on the shore And think of you
Had I told the sea
What I felt for you,
It would have left its shores,
Its shells,
Its fish,
And followed me. 


Short, sweet, and to the point. Nizar Qabbani was a Syrian diplomat and poet, known for his short, sweet love poetry. If this poem is indicative of his work, I'll need to find more - the simplicity is delightful.