Monthly Archives: April 2018

Children that Long for the Sea

Spring mornings; one, two, three, five, ten, Their golden heads a golden medallion, Chests stretched like sails And arms open to the rising sun, Children that long for the great waters, barefoot, Run towards the running waves. -This spring, as … Continue reading

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Passing Days

Days pass, days; Exiled to regrets, Days pass. One after the other, On roads lined up, One after the other; Towards regrets days pass, Like exiles. Into our souls, they pour Their black love; Days, days and days, Like twins, … Continue reading

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Imaginary City

In this season go, look from Cihangir* at sunset! For a while, surrender to the dream before you! This evening is different from others; The sun’s illusion creates glass palaces; For its playful world of dreams, The solar deity transforms … Continue reading

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My Romantic Youth

I haul dragons out of cracks in walls conjure flames in rains of darkness in melancholy I walk I held out my hands far away they went dropped stars on their way back if it is not a starry night … Continue reading

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You are not earth, you are not water – very different you are: Beyond the muddy world – love you attained… Soul is elixir of life, it flows; body is channel; To both water and channel, you remained indifferent. Rumi, … Continue reading

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How good to be an overnight guest and then set forth again, Not frozen, not clouded, how good to find calm clarity. Yesterday is gone and with it your words of yesterday: How good to find a new word for … Continue reading

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In great love, the beloved remains hidden; The true beings of the world remain hidden. When the wind blows, clouds of dust are seen, Branches break, the wind remains hidden. Rumi, Jalaluddin Mevlana (1207-1273). Translated from the Turkish – The … Continue reading

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