Tag Archives: İngilizce

Natural Science

I am learning plants. Herbs, flowers. I take a cherry laurel leaf. A cherry laurel, this is, I say. Holding both ends, I begin to examine it. Then pull off a wormwood leaf. Its sap is on my hand. I … Continue reading

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Butterfly

What is your last wish? A far easier Question than What is your first wish? Because, Out of fear, No one ever asked The first wish Özdemir Asaf (1923-1981). Kelebek. Translated from the Turkish.

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The Ruined Garden

Here, there was a garden, With blossoms of many colours… Moths aflame in its light; The faraway searched for paths leading there… The fragile garden knew Humans were unfaithful!… Budding magnolias and lilacs Withered in their arid hearts… Since time … Continue reading

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Photograph

Three at the stop Man woman child Man hands in pockets Woman holding child’s hand Man sad Sad like sad songs Woman beautiful Beautiful like beautiful memories Child Sad like beautiful memories Beautiful like sad songs Cemal Süreya (1931-1990). Fotoğraf. … Continue reading

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I was a pristine boat once, Believed in happy journeys, Thought there were islands, sunny, blue, carefree. At full tilt I sped towards the waves; You should have seen me then. I was a pristine boat once. If then you … Continue reading

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Song for the New Day

Hello new day The hazy light in the sky The indigo blue of the sea Hello my strength to live Come on, get going Start the first boat, the first train The first plane Let the world’s wheels turn You … Continue reading

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And Clouds

As dawn embraces the sky, clouds Are the sound of wings around us; Who knows where they go, Where they come from? Winds spin them from their hair, They scatter seeds, sow spring on the earth; They are hands on … Continue reading

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