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Poems of Nazım Hikmet by Nâzım Hikmet
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bookshelves: poetry, translation
Read in January, 2007

it's this way

i stand in the advancing light,
my hands hungry, the world beautiful.

my eyes can't get enough of the trees-
they're so hopeful, so green.

a sunny road runs through the mulberries,
i'm at the window of the prison infirmary.

i can't smell the medicines-
carnations must be blooming nearby.

it's this way:
being captured is beside the point,
the point is not to surrender.


because

they'll go to the moon
and beyond,
to places even telescopes can't see.
but when will no one go hungry
on earth
or fear others
or push them around,
shun them
or steal their hope?
because i responded to this question
i'm called a communist.
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