Child in Love with the Sun

The child seen behind the window,
Keeps pointing at the sun.
The child thinking behind the window,
Angry, punches it.

The child waiting behind the window,
Watches the sun through three seasons
And longing for the sun in winter,
Licks the misted window.

Throughout the day the child,
Struggles in vain to reach the sun.
At night, at long last, the child
Sleeps embracing the sun.

Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı (1910-1956). Güneşe Aşık Çocuk. Translated from the Turkish.

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