Daily Archives: May 19, 2010

Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet

Hagia Sophia museum, Ayasofya müzesi, Sultanahmet, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Hagia Sophia museum, Ayasofya müzesi, Sultanahmet, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Anadolu Hisarı

Anadolu Hisarı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Anadolu Hisarı, İstanbul, pentax k10d

shores of Anadolu Hisarı

Anadolu Hisarı, Bosphorus, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Anadolu Hisarı, Bosphorus, İstanbul, pentax k10d

railway and houses of Samatya

old style houses from Samatya

old style houses from Samatya

red tulips : Our imaginations are on the faces of women we love

Istanbul tulip festival 2010, Istanbul Lale festivali, Emirgan, pentax k10d

Istanbul tulip festival 2010, Istanbul Lale festivali, Emirgan, pentax k10d

The Faces Of Our Women

Mary didn’t give birth to God.
Mary isn’t the mother of God.
Mary is one mother among many mothers.
Mary gave birth to a son,
a son among many sons.
That’s why Mary is so beautiful in all the pictures of her.
That’s why Mary’s son is so close to us, like our own sons.
The faces of our women are the book of our pains.
Our pains, our faults and the blood we shed
carve scars on the faces of our women like plows.
And our joys are reflected in the eyes of women
like the dawns glowing on the lakes. Continue reading

since I’ve been in jail. He wandered around outside for a while

istanbul tulip festival, istanbul lale festivali, emirgan

istanbul tulip festival, istanbul lale festivali, emirgan

Since I’ve been in jail

Since I’ve been in jail
the world has turned around the sun ten times
And if you ask the earth, it will say:
‘It’s not worth mentioning,
a microscopic time.’
And if you ask me, I will say:
‘It’s ten years of my life.’
I had a pencil
the year I came to jail.
It wore out in a week from writing.
And if you ask the pencil, it will say:
‘A whole life.’
And if you ask me, I will say:
‘It’s nothing, a mere week.’
Osman who was jailed for murder
completed a seven-year stretch and left
since I’ve been in jail. Continue reading