Daily Archives: May 16, 2010

some renewed houses, Balat

streets of Balat

streets of Balat

red tulips : I struggle to walk towards your hesitant light

Istanbul tulip festival, Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan park, pentax k10d

Istanbul tulip festival, Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan park, pentax k10d

You Are My Drunkenness

You are my drunkenness…
I did not sober up, as if I can do that;
I don’t want to anyway.
I have a headache, my knees are full of scars
I am in mud all around
I struggle to walk towards your hesitant light.

Nazim Hikmet

Basilica Cistern (yerebatan sarayı)

Basilica cistern, Yerebatan sarayı, Sultanahmet, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Basilica cistern, Yerebatan sarayı, Sultanahmet, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Bosphorus view, Anadolu hisarı

Anadolu hisarı, Boğaziçi, Bosphorus, pentax k10d

Anadolu hisarı, Boğaziçi, Bosphorus, pentax k10d

duck in pool

duck, emirgan park

duck, emirgan park

In this month of May I’m not in jail or on a hunger strike

red tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival 2010, İstanbul Lale Festivali 'nden kırmızı laleler, Emirgan parkı, pentax k10d

red tulips from Istanbul Tulip Festival 2010, İstanbul Lale Festivali 'nden kırmızı laleler, Emirgan parkı, pentax k10d

On The Fifth Day Of A Hunger Strike

My brothers,
Forgive me if I’m unable to say
honestly and straightforwardly
all that I would like to say to you
I’m drunk, my head is light, it spins,
not from raki
but from hunger.
My brothers,
I’m European, I’m Asian, I’m American,
In this month of May
I’m not in jail or on a hunger strike,
But lying at night in a meadow
With your eyes as near to mine as the stars
And your hands in mine as a single hand
like the hand of my mother
like the hand of my helpmate
like the hand of life.
My brothers, Continue reading