Monthly Archives: July 2018

Friendship

You learn our news without hearing it from us, From a seven years long road, you arrive on wings. You know the language of our eyes, The secrets of our hands. You smile like an open book, Dry the sweat … Continue reading

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Thoughts

After a troublesome journey, I’ve reached seventy. I delve into the past on the hill where I stand. One person on a sphere rotating for millions of years; The story of seventy years, should it know the past? Everywhere there … Continue reading

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Tale

You are like a tale. Let the clouds stay in layers, The sun be suspended in the trees, The night stars go on gazing, White boats set sail, Eyes shed tears… Ahmet Muhip Dranas (1909-1980). Masal. Translated from the Turkish.

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End of September

Days grown shorter. The elderly of Kanlıca* Remember all the summers past. Life is too short just to be in love with this place… If summers didn’t fade, days didn’t get shorter… Years of this precious drink didn’t quench our … Continue reading

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Sound

For days I neither saw nor asked anyone; “My heartache is over,” I thought. Is there any feeling sweeter than convalescence? Overwhelmed by this joy, my heart on wings Saw a world of springs in the heavens. A season of … Continue reading

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Reflection

Closeness isn’t easy, but solitude is troublesome; How should I spend the last five, ten years? People, I’ve got them figured out. The world, no secrets. If in my quiver a single arrow was left, I wouldn’t shoot it into … Continue reading

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