Tag Archives: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

One After Another

One after another and almost endless At every turn a different loneliness A different sea, The miracle of the moment, continuation, repetition And the revelry of each brightness. In waves this music devours us Through the mirror of thousands of … Continue reading

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A Rose in This Darkness

A rose, in this darkness, To stillness offers itself, Like a coral wine glass Through the alley of time. At the helm of this miracle, Sounds, scents and colours, Which profound, remote Dream is awaited, I wonder. A voice clearer … Continue reading

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Poetry

The golden grain of our dreams, Sown, reaped in our hearts, Distress your brother, your daughter compassion, Our nights filled with your rich gleam. Fountain and talisman, the garden of stillness, The starry world of darkness; Beyond climes, eternal spring, … Continue reading

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Crumbs of Time

We, crumbs of time, Flies of time, Quietly beating our wings in the dusty windows of days; We, who feel no need In this light for our shadows! As if inside black, pitch black stones, In black, pitch-black caves we … Continue reading

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One Day in İcadiye

One day in İcadiye or Sultantepe A tune suddenly takes wing where you stand A universe unfolds, enchanting, vast, endless, Washed in today’s wind, yesterday’s rose Spreads out over the water in your dream, in petals You see life, a … Continue reading

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Winter Garden

How beautiful it was in the winter garden, The sleep of roses working deep underground, Preparing spring for you. Like beauties in old tales, Boughs and leaves, Buried in dreams and sadness, Sang lullabies for unborn children… The air was … Continue reading

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Boat Asleep at the Pier

Boat asleep at the pier, Do you remember the open sea, The strong waves, the weeds, The murmur of the sea… One morning, Call us, eternity, Weigh your anchor, boat, instantly, To start the lovely journey. If like sails torn, … Continue reading

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