Light is more important than the lantern

I read this sentence somewhere today: “Light is more important than the lantern “and then I searched to see the owner and I found this beautiful poem from Nizar Qabbani a famous Arab poet. I like his poems very much. I wish to find the original poems  and read them in Arabic.

 

 Light is more important than the lantern,
the poem more important than the notebook,
and the kiss more important than the lips.

My letters to you
Are greater and more important than both of us.
There  are the only documents
Where people will discover
Your beauty,
and my madness.

   + Passenger - ۱:٥٧ ‎ب.ظ ; چهارشنبه ٤ شهریور ۱۳۸۸