Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Haykay (Haiku)

The smell of seaweed And a plate of prawns In Sandıkburnu*. Orhan Veli (1914-1950). Haykay. Translated from the Turkish. * A tavern.

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Oblivious

Oblivious of the sound of Nuts cracking open on trees, Oblivious of The falling rain, the ringing bells, people chatting; No smell of seaweed, Lobsters, prawns, Sea breeze How much is lost… Orhan Veli (1914-1950). Bir Duyma da Gör. Translated … Continue reading

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Far From Gardens

– To Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar – No more do I fancy the world of light, fragrance, colour, Nor smell the coquettish carnation or the charming jasmine. The white virgin lily, the fiery tulip, Distract me no more. I long no … Continue reading

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