Tag Archives: Translated from the Turkish

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 … Continue reading

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A Star Fell

A star fell, the sky and the sea embraced. Like the first kiss of union with the beloved. Dazzled, we looked at the open sea. This sudden twinkle on the dreamy blue, Gone in an instant, dissolved like a secret. … Continue reading

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In the Gardens of Night

In the gardens of night, As stars twinkle sometimes, And sway Like ripened fruits, Those who see them Regretfully say, “I can’t reach them!” When you too feel This pain of regret, For a moment, alone, Shut your eyes: One … Continue reading

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Come Down and Touch the Water, Sun

Those clouds for a while, Sullen, mouth drooping, The man behind whom the sea catches fire, My lips quiver as I watch, Come down and touch the water, sun Lean upon the river, be an old tree running upside down. … Continue reading

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Melancholy and Memories

The endless melancholy I felt away from home, The painful days of separation and falling leaves, Remembering them one by one, I pitied myself. From afar, for a while I dreamed of The Çınaraltı café in tranquil Emirgan, The sound … Continue reading

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Abide with Mysteries

Finally, the day is over; the awaited is here: The night, the night, as boundless as that within you, A night as rich as that within you. If truly Together with your dreams you long to live, Plunge into the … Continue reading

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Farewell

Listen to the pulse of silence in my hand, Listen to soothe me! Your palm on my brow, Keep your ember eyes on mine! Walk away, your shadow follows you, Grow smaller, smaller, in the distance disappear, As you turn … Continue reading

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