Daily Archives: April 17, 2008

a pretty fish restaurant

a pretty fish restaurant in Riva. Cool place to drink rakı ...

a pretty fish restaurant in Riva. Cool place to drink rakı ...

ILLICIT LOVE

come through my other door you can’t open this one
come with your former eyes come at the time to kill
and be vigilant lest someone should follow you
I’ve been hiding in this house for a long time
I’ve changed my name they call me something else
day and night I’m wearing dark glasses
come through my other door you cannot open this one
come toward daybreak come with all your eyes
I am getting darker and darker behind the shutters
troubles engulf me and so does the Fall
I am unable to recognize your voice on the phone
your face flows and vanishes through my fingers
something fleeting something broken forever
come toward daybreak come with your former eyes
come through my other door you can’t open this one
and be vigilant lest someone should follow you

I no longer exist for anyone
they conjured my loves with enormous violins
my fears have been lonesome for eternity
I am a lonely verse is that why I am getting wet
a revolver completes my novel
the play is over they’ve turned off the lights
come as if you do not exist come at the time to kill
come through my other door you cannot open this one
they locked and sealed it from the outside
and be vigilant lest someone should follow you

Attila Ilhan

Translated by  Suat Karantay, Sedat Cilingir

“Yasak Sevismek,”Yasak Sevismek (1968)