Daily Archives: May 22, 2010

street musicians, Beyoğlu

Street musicians, Sokak müzisyenleri,  Beyoğlu-İstanbul, pentax k10d

Street musicians, Sokak müzisyenleri, Beyoğlu-İstanbul, pentax k10d

Galata Tower (Galata Kulesi)

Galata Tower, Galata kulesi, Galata region, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Galata Tower, Galata kulesi, Galata region, İstanbul, pentax k10d

red tulips, I love you like flying over the sea in a plane for the first time

red tulips, istanbul tulip festival, emirgan, pentax k10d

red tulips, istanbul tulip festival, emirgan, pentax k10d

I Love You

I love you
like dipping bread into salt and eating
Like waking up at night with high fever
and drinking water, with the tap in my mouth
Like unwrapping the heavy box from the postman
with no clue what it is
fluttering, happy, doubtful
I love you
like flying over the sea in a plane for the first time
Like something moves inside me
when it gets dark softly in Istanbul
I love you
Like thanking God that we live.

Nazim Hikmet

red tulips, istanbul tulip festival, emirgan, pentax k10d

red tulips, istanbul tulip festival, emirgan, pentax k10d

Galata Kulesi , Galata

Galata tower, Galata kulesi, Galata, İstanbul, pentax k10d

Galata tower, Galata kulesi, Galata, İstanbul, pentax k10d

The hairs on his mane rise one by one around his proud head.

red tulips and Istanbul tulip festival, kırmızı laleler ve Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan, pentax k10d

red tulips and Istanbul tulip festival, kırmızı laleler ve Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan, pentax k10d

Lion In An Iron Cage

Look at the lion in the iron cage,
look deep into his eyes:
like two naked steel daggers
they sparkle with anger.
But he never loses his dignity
although his anger
comes and goes
goes and comes.

You couldn’t find a place for a collar
round his thick, furry mane.
Although the scars of a whip
still burn on his yellow back
his long legs
stretch and end
in the shape of two copper claws.
The hairs on his mane rise one by one
around his proud head.
His hatred
comes and goes
goes and comes …

The shadow of my brother on the wall of the dungeon
moves
up and down
up and down.

Nazim Hikmet

red tulips and Istanbul tulip festival, kırmızı laleler ve Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan, pentax k10d

red tulips and Istanbul tulip festival, kırmızı laleler ve Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan, pentax k10d

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red tulips and Istanbul tulip festival, kırmızı laleler ve Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan, pentax k10d

red tulips and Istanbul tulip festival, kırmızı laleler ve Istanbul lale festivali, Emirgan, pentax k10d