Category Archives: Antalya

I’ll always come back

Antalya-Belek, Turkey, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Antalya-Belek, Turkey, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok


I was in Antalya for a business trip. Antalya is not a region of Istanbul :) but I want to share some sunny photos Continue reading

Antalya-Belek “finding sun in winter”

Antalya-Belek, Turkey, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Antalya-Belek, Turkey, pentax k10d, photos by ozgur ozkok

Since my feet are now fast , I’ll bid farewell and be down the line

Antalya , Belek beach, pentax k10d

Antalya , Belek beach, pentax k10d

Oh ev’ry girl that ever I’ve touched
I did not do it harmfully
And ev’ry girl that ever I’ve hurt
I did not do it knowin’ly
But to remain as friends
And make amends
You need the time and stay behind
And since my feet are now fast
And point away from the past
I’ll bid farewell and be down the line Continue reading

How many tomorrows have they given away?

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

 

How many tomorrows have they given away?
How many compared to yesterday?
How many more without any reward?
How many more can they afford? Continue reading

I was so hard to please, but look around …

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

Seasons change with the scenery
Weaving time in a tapestry
Won’t you stop and remember me
At any convenient time? Continue reading

That’s why I hate to be alone, Speak with me a while

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

Song

Your lips are red
Your hands are white
Take my hands, child,
Hold them a while.

In the village where I was born
There were no walnut trees
That’s why I yearn for coolness
Fondle me a while.

In the village where I was born
There were no cornfields
So scatter your hair child
Flaunt it a while. Continue reading

There is a place, I know; It is possible to say everything …

Belek beach, Antalya, pentax k10d

Belek beach, Antalya, pentax k10d

I Can’t Tell

If I cry, can you hear my voice,
In my lines;
Can you touch,
My tears, with your hands?
I didn’t know that songs were this beautiful,
Whereas words were this insufficient
Before I had this trouble.
There is a place, I know;
It is possible to say everything; Continue reading

Let living be like loving from the heart If there must be complaint, let it be of death

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

I Want a Country

I want a country
Let the sky be blue, the bough green, the cornfield yellow
Let it be a land of birds and flowers

I want a country
Let there be no pain in the head, no yearning in the heart
Let there be an end to brothers’ quarrels Continue reading

we’ll look out the window to see if it’s raining, or still wait anxiously

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

Antalya, Belek beach, pentax k10d

 

 

On Living II

Let’s say we are seriously ill, need surgery -
which is to say we might not get up
from the white table.
Even though it’s impossible not to feel sad
about going a little too soon,
we’ll still laugh at the jokes being told,
we’ll look out the window to see if it’s raining,
or still wait anxiously

Let’s say we are at the front -
for something worth fighting for, say.
There, in the first offensive, on that very day,

We’ll know this with a curious anger,
but we’ll still worry ourselves to death
about the outcome of the war, which could last years. Continue reading

You must grieve for this right now, if you’re going to say “I lived”…

Belek beach, Antalya, pentax k10d

Belek beach, Antalya, pentax k10d

On Living III

This earth will grow cold, a star among stars
and one of the smallest,
a gilded mote on blue velvet -
I mean this, our great earth.

This earth will grow cold one day.
not like a block of ice
or a dead cloud even
but like an empty walnut it will roll along
in pitch-black space. Continue reading