a gilded mote on blue velvet


old streets of Suleymaniye  , Istanbul, pentax k10d

old streets of Suleymaniye , Istanbul, pentax k10d

On Living III

This earth will grow cold,
a star among stars
and one of the smallest,
a gilded mote on blue velvet-
I mean this, our great earth.
This earth will grow cold one day,
not like a block of ice
or a dead cloud even
but like an empty walnut it will roll along
in pitch-black space …
You must grieve for this right now
-you have to feel this sorrow now-
for the world must be loved this much
if you’re going to say “I lived” …

Nazım HİKMET

 

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