Daily Archives: May 1, 2010

Taksim Square on the May Day Celebrations

Taksim, 1 Mayıs 2010

Taksim, 1 Mayıs 2010

Thinking Of You

Thinking of you is pretty, hopeful,
It is like listening to the most beautiful song
From the most beautiful voice on earth…
But hope is not enough for me any more,
I don’t want to listen to songs any more,
I want to sing.

Nazim Hikmet

Taksim, 1 Mayıs 2010

Labour and Solidarity Day celebration in Taksim Square, İstanbul

Labour and Solidarity Day celebration in Taksim Square, İstanbul

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Hymn To Life

The hair falling on your forehead
suddenly lifted.
Suddenly something stirred on the ground.
The trees are whispering
in the dark.
Your bare arms will be cold.

Far off
where we can’t see,
the moon must be rising.
It hasn’t reached us yet,
slipping through the leaves
to light up your shoulder.
But I know
a wind comes up with the moon.
The trees are whispering.
Your bare arms will be cold.
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