Where Are You ?

A sound at night wakes me,
I shiver: — Where are you?
Searching for it for years,
I am in love with this sound that calls.

It drags me aimlessly at times,
Merging with winds, disappears.
Follows me sometimes,
Crying suddenly: — Where are you?

Love, I threw it all away,
Only to it all my being I gave.
If deep from inside one day,
If only one day it would say,“Come”, to me.

Ahmet Kutsi Tecer (1901-1967). Nerdesin. Translated from the Turkish

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