my computer screen is brighter than my future
this is so true and I’m on battery power saving mode
This is just too hot!
This is too fun.
I really miss doing this.
Nizar Qabbani (via pakizah)
One of the most powerful Qabbani poems, hands down. There’s so much more to this long poem, like:
Never believe what a man says about himself
that he is the one who makes the poems
and makes the children
It is the woman who writes the poems
and the man who signs his name to them
It is the woman who bears the children
and the man who signs at the maternity hospital
that he is the father.
You are the tree of femininity that grows in the dark
needs no sun or water
you the sea princess who has loved all men
and loved no one
slept with all men… and slept with no one
you are the Bedouin woman who went with all the tribes
and returned a virgin
Stay that way.
Read the entire Nizar Qabbani poem, I Have No Power.
While you’re at it, why don’t you have a seat over there because your ass is about to get floored by some of his other works, too:
reglogging for habibro Josh’s insight into Nizar’s poetry.
This is my kind of library.
Maïté Maillé and Brigitte Lahaie, “Henry and June”, 1990.