Category Archives: poem

#OccupyGezi , Everywhere is Taksim resist at every street

Everywhere is Taksim, protesters resist at every street. these are from Kadıköy, anatolian side of Istanbul

breeze says a secret

İstanbul Lale Festivali, İstanbul Tulip Festival 2012, Sultanahmet, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

İstanbul Lale Festivali, İstanbul Tulip Festival 2012, Sultanahmet, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

I am a sky where spirits live.
Stare into this deepening blue,
while the breeze says a secret.
Like this.

Mevlana Rumi

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Time for tulips

Time for tulips

I know that tulip festival in Istanbul has come to its end this year. The petals have fallen, beauty has faded. The grace of tulips lasts only for a short while. Now the tulip time has begun here in Estonia, the country where I live. I hope, sincerely, that some day I can take part of this beauty parade in Emirgan park, Gülhane park,Yildiz park, Sultanahmet square… whereever in Istanbul.

Istanbul tulip festival, photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

Istanbul tulip festival, photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

I admire this modest, simple, yet sophisticated charm of tulips. I look at them every morning in my garden. Every night brings them closer to perfection.

Tulip by William J Smith

A slender goblet wrethed in flame,
From Istanbul the flower came
And brought its beauty, and its name.

Now as I lift it up, that fire
Sweeps on from dome to golden spire
Until the East is all aflame:

By curving petals held entire
In cup of ceremonial fire,
Magnificence within a frame.

1954

Istanbul tulip festival, photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

Istanbul tulip festival, photos by Eleka Rugam-Rebane

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Suleymaniye Mosque

Suleymaniye Mosque

Fishermen in Eminonu

Fishermen in Eminonu

Dandelion Clock

Dandelion

looking for Love

Istanbul lale festivali, İstanbul tulip festival, Sultanahmet square, Sultanahmet meydanı, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Istanbul lale festivali, İstanbul tulip festival, Sultanahmet square, Sultanahmet meydanı, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Don’t look for Love,
Look for the one looking for Love.
Mevlana Rumi

love appears on the wings of grace

Istanbul lale festivali, İstanbul tulip festival, Sultanahmet square, Sultanahmet meydanı, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Istanbul lale festivali, İstanbul tulip festival, Sultanahmet square, Sultanahmet meydanı, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

You cannot learn about Love,
love appears on the wings of grace.

Mevlana Rumi

The dawn is coming

Istanbul lale festivali, İstanbul tulip festival, Sultanahmet square, Sultanahmet meydanı, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Istanbul lale festivali, İstanbul tulip festival, Sultanahmet square, Sultanahmet meydanı, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Be patient where you sit in the dark.
The dawn is coming.

Mevlana Rumi

the balm of Love

Istanbul lale festivali, İstanbul tulip festival, Sultanahmet square, Sultanahmet meydanı, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

Istanbul lale festivali, İstanbul tulip festival, Sultanahmet square, Sultanahmet meydanı, pentax k5, photos by ozgur ozkok

This world is in deep trouble, from top to bottom,
But it can be swiftly healed by the balm of Love.

Mevlana Rumi