Monday, August 8, 2011

I'm No Teacher

I am no teacher
To teach you how to love,
For the fish need no teacher
To teach them to swim
And birds need no teacher
To teach them flight.
Swim on your own.
Fly on your own.
Love comes with no textbooks
And the greatest lovers in history were illiterate.

---Nizar Qabbani
Translated by A.Z. Foreman

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