Sunday, February 14, 2010

St. Valentine's Day

A beautiful poem by Nizar Qabbani on this St. Valentine's Day, my wife's favorite holiday.

from "Poems"

Who are you
woman entering my life like a dagger
mild as the eyes of a rabbit
soft as the skin of a plum
pure as strings of jasmine
innocent as children's bibs
and devouring like words?

--Nizar Qabbani

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