Monthly Archives: August 2008

I can rouse a hundred forms and fill them with spirit

flowers and tulips from Istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

flowers and tulips from Istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

I am a sculptor, a molder of form

I am a sculptor, a molder of form.
In every moment I shape an idol.
But then, in front of you, I melt them down
I can rouse a hundred forms
and fill them with spirit,
but when I look into your face,
I want to throw them in the fire.
My souls spills into yours and is blended.
Because my soul has absorbed your fragrance, Continue reading

My suggestions, august 2008

  1. Old Man in Fatih Mosque
  2. Zeyrek Streets in silence hours
  3. Remember me (single boat in Golden Horn)
  4. childs in Balat streets
  5. Old man from Fatih Mosque
  6. balat portres : two pretty girl
  7. I came like Water, and like Wind I go
  8. when that Angel of the darker Drink At last shall find you by the river-brink
  9. rising Moon that looks for us again
  10. tulips in secret world of shadows
  11. Riva castle and windy blacksea
  12. tulips: I love you as certain dark things are to be loved
  13. Yunus means “true friend”
  14. Riva castle : Save tomorrow for tomorrow , Think about today instead
  15. tulips , two for us
  16. Cukurbostan mosque and school

Love has nothing to do with

a yellow-red tulip from Istanbul Tulip Festival, Pentax K10D

a yellow-red tulip from Istanbul Tulip Festival, Pentax K10D

Love has nothing to do with

Love has nothing to do with
the five senses and the six directions:
its goal is only to experience
the attraction exerted by the Beloved.
Afterwards, perhaps, permission

will come from God:
the secrets that ought to be told with be told
with an eloquence nearer to the understanding
that these subtle confusing allusions.
The secret is partner with none

but the knower of the secret:
in the skeptic’s ear
the secret is no secret at all.

Mevlana
Mathnawi III, 1417-1424

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

Who are we in this complicated world?

yellow tulips, istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

yellow tulips, istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

Who are we in this complicated world?

if we come to sleep
we are His drowsy ones.

and if we come to wake
we are in His hands.

if we come to weeping,
we are His cloud full of raindrops.

and if we come to laughing,
we are His lightning in that moment.

if we come to anger and battle,
it is the reflection of His wrath.

and if we come to peace and pardon,
it is the reflection of His love.

who are we in this complicated world?

Mevlana Rumi
(from Mathnawi 1 , 1510 – 1513):

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

Love has nothing to do with

red tulips, istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

red tulips, istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

Love has nothing to do with

Love has nothing to do with
the five senses and the six directions:
its goal is only to experience
the attraction exerted by the Beloved.
Afterwards, perhaps, permission

will come from God:
the secrets that ought to be told with be told
with an eloquence nearer to the understanding
that these subtle confusing allusions.
The secret is partner with none

but the knower of the secret:
in the skeptic’s ear
the secret is no secret at all.

Mathnawi III, 1417-1424

Mevlana

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

tulips : To Love is to reach God

yellow tulips, istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

yellow tulips, istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

To Love is to reach God.

Never will a Lover’s chest
feel any sorrow.
Never will a Lover’s robe
be touched by mortals.
Never will a Lover’s body
be found buried in the earth.
To Love is to reach God.

Mevlana

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

tulips, Make It All Ok

purple tulip from istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

purple tulip from istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

Make It All Ok

You threw away the ballast and you rowed your boat ashore
Didn’t you, now? Didn’t you?
You made your ultimatum too big to ignore
Didn’t you, now? Didn’t you?

So you worked out your excuses,
turned away and shut the door.
The world’s too vast for us now,
and you wanted to explore

It’s a long, long long road
And I don’t know which way to go
If you offered me your hand again I’d have to walk away.

When I saw you at the street fair, you called out my name
Didn’t you, now? Didn’t you?
You said we could start over, try and make it all okay.
Didn’t you, now? Didn’t you?

So our past has been rewritten
and you threw away the pen.
You’d said that I was useless,
but now you’ll take me in again

Well Jesus loves me fine.
And your words fall flat this time.

Was it my imagination, or did I hear you say,
“We don’t have a prayer between us.”

Didn’t you believe that I have finally turned away?
Didn’t you, now? Didn’t you?
Anything to hold onto to help me through my day.
Didn’t you, now? Didn’t you?

Jesus loves me fine.
But his words fall flat this time.

It’s a long, long long road
And I don’t know which way to go
If you offered me your world, did you think I’d really stay?
If you offered me the heavens, I would have to turn away.
Was it my imagination, or did I hear you say,
“We don’t have a prayer between us.”
Didn’t you, now? Didn’t you, now?
Didn’t you?

R.E.M.

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

Red Tulip is a Stairway to Heaven

yellow tulips and red tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival (pentax k10d)

yellow tulips and red tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival (pentax k10d)

Stairway to Heaven

Theres a lady whos sure
All that glitters is gold
And shes buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and shes buying a stairway to heaven.

Theres a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook
Theres a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

Theres a feeling I get
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who standing looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And its whispered that soon
If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If theres a bustle in your hedgerow
Dont be alarmed now,
Its just a spring clean for the may queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
Theres still time to change the road youre on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it wont go
In case you dont know,
The pipers calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow,
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How evrything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And shes buying a stairway to heaven.

Led Zeppelin

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

Optimistic Man

yellow tulips and red tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival by Pentax K10D

yellow tulips and red tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival by Pentax K10D

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

Optimistic Man

as a child he never plucked the wings off flies
he didn’t tie tin cans to cats’ tails
or lock beetles in matchboxes
or stomp anthills
he grew up
and all those things were done to him
I was at his bedside when he died
he said read me a poem
about the sun and the sea
about nuclear reactors and satellites
about the greatness of humanity

Nazim Hikmet

from Kamil Ergüler

If you leave me now

yellow tulips and black tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival (camera is pentax k10d)

yellow tulips and black tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival (camera is pentax k10d)

If you leave me now

If you leave me now, youll take away the biggest part of me
No baby please dont go
If you leave me now, youll take away the very heart of me
No baby please dont go

A love like ours is love thats hard to find
How could we let it slip away
Weve come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way
When tomorrow comes well both regret
Things we said today

A love like ours is love thats hard to find
How could we let it slip away
Weve come too far to leave it all behind
How could we end it all this way
When tomorrow comes well both regret
Things we said today

If you leave me now, youll take away the biggest part of me
No baby please dont go
Oh girl, just got to have you by my side

No baby, please dont go

Oh mama, I just got to have your lovin, yeah

Weve come too far to leave it all behind

Chicago

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul