for the first time, there wasn’t one single eye on the earth


Istanbul Tulip Festival, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Istanbul Tulip Festival, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Microcosm

When the starlight flowing into my eye like a golden drop
Pierced the darkness
of space
for the first time,
there wasn’t one single eye on the earth
looking into the sky . . .
The stars were old,
the earth was a child.

The stars are far from us
but so very far
so very far . . .
Our world is small among the stars
but so very small
so very small . . .

And Asia
is one fifth of the world,
And India
is a country in Asia,
Calcutta is a city in India
Banerjee is a man in Calcutta . . .

And I am bringing you the news:
In India
In the city of Calcutta
they stopped on his way
A man who was walking
and they chained him.

And I don’t bother anymore
to lift my head toward the bright skies.
If the stars are far,
if the earth is small
I don’t care at all
I don’t mind . . .

I want you to know that I find
more astonishing
more powerful
more mysterious and gigantic

THIS MAN
stopped on his way
and chained.

Nazim Hikmet

One response to “for the first time, there wasn’t one single eye on the earth

  1. beautiful shot (:

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