Monthly Archives: November 2016

the beneficient the devout saffet khanum effendi

i was standing on a hill i remember it was evening your horses sturdy hungarian your lace german neither in göksu listening to nightingales nor abdülhak şinasi bey the fleeting warm glow of love i felt then when did you … Continue reading

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A Fallow Deer

There wasn’t a single soul, we remember well Early one morning we were born Silence all around Sea urchins slowly breathing Everything was ready on earth The sky, the lowlands, the mountains had taken their place Everything constantly growing We … Continue reading

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Have I Fallen in Love?

Would I too have thoughts like this; Be unable to sleep, Be so quiet and retiring? Would I even not miss salads I used to like a lot? Would I be like this? Orhan Veli (1914-1950). Sevdaya mı Tutuldum? Translated … Continue reading

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Robinson

Grannie was the dearest Of my childhood friends After we sought ways To rescue poor Robinson from a desert island And together we wept About the sufferings of helpless Gulliver In the land of giants. Orhan Veli (1914-1950). Robenson. Translated … Continue reading

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