Monthly Archives: May 2017

Memories

I wonder, memories, What you want from me, When spring comes? Why flap wings, Tap the window, O old memories? Do not imagine roses bloom, It is not the nightingale that sings, This is a different wind. What do you … Continue reading

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Happen to be Here

I was – what? – the sound of water Hurting me like broken glass The savour of sardines on the cheek Who was that from summer or summer bound A stranger, a saint No, nor even a distant call. The … Continue reading

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Trip

On a boat to Çubuklu* from Kandilli*; Just the sound of oars. Are we today spending a pleasant time? Or, is time spending us? Why now these endless thoughts? On one side, the space of the borderless sky; On the … Continue reading

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In

Seas we have, in sunshine; Trees in leaf; We move between them, To and fro, day and night, In want. Orhan Veli (1914-1950). İçinde. Translated from the Turkish.

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Flight

A shoreless sea, the soul flying, never landing; Was he such a bird, Noah in the flood? Cloud-laden, the sky above; Below, the powerful sea, foamy from eternity. The sea troubled, unaware of their numbers, Millions of waves chase millions … Continue reading

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I Know a River

I know a river That quietly runs; Day-time sees the sun, Night-time, the stars. Spring on both sides, Rainbows, its bridges. Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı (1910-1956). Bir Nehir Bilirim. Translated from the Turkish.

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