آن اوان الرحيل فاعذرني

I got the news while in the school poem recital competition this very same day (April 30th)  back in the year 1998. I remember I wept a bit when my friend announced it on stage : “The king just passed away”.

I loved him so much. Earlier that year, I watched his video taped visit to AUB at my uncle’s house & I was so moved with his recital. The words just came out naturally & that lovable voice of his was so tantalizing that it simply prevented me from blinking and held my full attention captive. It is impossible to anyone to say I love poetry without having stumbled upon his work. You either love his style immediately or you hate it, there’s no middle state..

Earlier that year, my uncle (mentioned before in the post) also passed away & I couldn’t but remember that lovely afternoon I spent in his house watching “Nizar Qabbani” on TV. I won the poetry recital competition because I got so emotional while reciting. I dedicated it to his soul as I dedicate this post to him today…

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