Daily Archives: May 18, 2010

magical doors, Balat-Fener

streets of Balat-Fener

streets of Balat-Fener

Look at your face from shave to shave, forget your age in red tulips

red tulips, Istanbul Tulip Festival 2010, kırmızı laleler, Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan-İstanbul, pentax k10d

red tulips, Istanbul Tulip Festival 2010, kırmızı laleler, Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan-İstanbul, pentax k10d

Some Advice To Those Who Will Serve Time In Prison

If instead of being hanged by the neck
you’re thrown inside
for not giving up hope
in the world, your country, your people,
if you do ten or fifteen years
apart from the time you have left,
you won’t say,
“Better I had swung from the end of a rope
like a flag” —
You’ll put your foot down and live.
It may not be a pleasure exactly,
but it’s your solemn duty
to live one more day
to spite the enemy.
Part of you may live alone inside,
like a tone at the bottom of a well.
But the other part
must be so caught up
in the flurry of the world
that you shiver there inside
when outside, at forty days’ distance, a leaf moves.
To wait for letters inside,
to sing sad songs,
or to lie awake all night staring at the ceiling
is sweet but dangerous.
Look at your face from shave to shave,
forget your age,
watch out for lice
and for spring nights,
and always remember
to eat every last piece of bread–
also, don’t forget to laugh heartily.
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Thinking of you is pretty, red tulips

red tulips, kırmızı laleler, Istanbul tulip festival, İstanbul lale festivali 2010, Emirgan, pentax k10d

red tulips, kırmızı laleler, Istanbul tulip festival, İstanbul lale festivali 2010, Emirgan, pentax k10d

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