Transience

SEVGILERDE Sevgileri yarınlara bıraktınız Çekingen, tutuk, saygılı. Bütün yakınlarınız Sizi yanlış tanıdı. Bitmeyen işler yüzünden (Siz böyle olsun istemezdiniz) Bir bakış bile yeterken anlatmaya her şeyi Kalbinizi dolduran duygular Kalbinizde kaldı. AT LOVES You postponed love to tomorrows Shy, timid, respectful. Noone around you knew you well. Because of neverending work (and you wouldn' t want … Continue reading Transience

Ziehende Landschaft by Hilde Domin

Man muß weggehen können und doch sein wie ein Baum: als bliebe die Wurzel im Boden, als zöge die Landschaft und wir ständen fest. Man muss den Atem anhalten, bis der Wind nachläßt und die fremde Luft um uns zu kreisen beginnt, bis das Spiel von Licht und Schatten, von Grün und Blau, die alten … Continue reading Ziehende Landschaft by Hilde Domin

Living Is Not a Laughing Matter by Nazim Hikmet

Nazim Hikmet is one my most favorite Turkish poets (the other is Orhan Veli). I can write so much about him. But I don't want to. I want his poem to fill in all the space. So few lines with so much content... Living is not a laughing matter you must live with great seriousness … Continue reading Living Is Not a Laughing Matter by Nazim Hikmet