Daily Archives: April 10, 2006

red tulip in green composition, Approach of Winter

red tulip, Istanbul Tulip Festival, Pentax K10d

red tulip, Istanbul Tulip Festival, Pentax K10d

Approach of Winter
The half-stripped trees
struck by a wind together,
bending all,
the leaves flutter drily
and refuse to let go
or driven like hail
stream bitterly out to one side
and fall
where the salvias, hard carmine–
like no leaf that ever was–
edge the bare garden.

William Carlos Williams

Haydarpasa railway station

Haydarpasa Station, Istanbul, Turkey, Pentax K10d

Haydarpasa Station, Istanbul, Turkey, Pentax K10d

The secret of God is patience “Kız Kulesi, Uskudar”

Kız kulesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Kız kulesi, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

The secret of God is patience:
You endure pain,
it is called fortitude.
You endure humans,
it is called tolerance.
… You endure wishes,
it is called prayer.
You endure emotions,
it is called tear.
You endure affection,
it is called love…

Mevlana

İstanbul, streets of Mahmutpaşa

İstanbul, streets of Mahmutpaşa , Pentax K10d

İstanbul, streets of Mahmutpaşa , Pentax K10d