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“The most beautiful sea
hasn't been crossed yet.
The most beautiful child
hasn't grown up yet.
Our most beautiful days
we haven't seen yet.
And the most beautiful words I wanted to tell you
I haven't said yet...”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“It's this way:
being captured is beside the point
the point is not to surrender.

- It's This Way
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“من خائن به وطن هستم، من خائن به میهن هستم
اگر وطن، مزارع شما باشد
اگر وطن آن چیزی باشد که در گاوصندوق‌ها و دسته چک‌های شماست
اگر وطن مردن از گرسنگی در کنار جاده باشد
اگر وطن در زمستان مثل سگ لرزیدن و در تابستان از تب به خود پیچیدن باشد
اگر وطن مکیدن خون سرخ ما در کارخانه‌هایتان باشد
اگر وطن حکومت چماق و باتون پلیس باشد
اگر وطن سرمایه‌گذاری‌ها و حقوق‌هایتان باشد
اگر وطن، نجات نیافتن ازظلمت گندیده‌ی شما باشد
آری، من خائن به وطن هستم”
Nâzım Hikmet Ran, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Sabahın sahibi vardır.
Gün daima bulutta kalmaz.
Herhal ilerdedir
yaşanacak günlerin
en güzelleri...”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“The strangest of our powers
Is the courage to live
Knowing that we will die,
Knowing nothing more true.

- In the Snowy Night Woods
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Haven't you ever thought of living
unconsciously like bears, sniffing the earth,
close to pears and the mossy dark,
far from human voices and fire?

- On İbrahim Balaban's Painting "Spring"
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“The worst
is when people - knowingly or not -
carry prison inside themselves.

- 9-10 P.M. Poems
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
Come she said
Stay she said
Smile she said
Die she said

I came
I stayed
I smiled
I died

- Vera
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“I like the sound of rain more than my voice.

- Windows
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“The beeches deep in snow,
I walk the dark woods
In sorrow, sorrow.
Your hand, where is your hand?

- In the Snowy Night Woods
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“To visit a museum is fine,
to be a museum piece is terrible!

- Gioconda and Si-Ya-U
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“I can't promise to be
calm, dignified,
and indifferent,
like a rock by the sea...
If my heart's going to break,
let it break from anger,
grief,
or joy.

- To Lydia Ivanna
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Sei la mia schiavitù sei la mia libertà
Sei la mia carne che brucia
come la nuda carne delle notti d’estate
Sei la mia patria
Tu, coi riflessi verdi dei tuoi occhi
Tu, alta e vittoriosa
Sei la mia nostalgia
di saperti inaccessibile
Nel momento stesso
in cui ti afferro”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Yıkılan bir yurdun harabesinde
Öten baykuşları dinlemedin sen
Zafer gününün zevki var sende
Mazinin yadıyla inlemedin sen..”
Nazım Hikmet Ranet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Believe in seeds, earth, and the sea,
but in people above all.
Love clouds, machines, and books,
but people above all.
Grieve
for the withering branch,
the dying star,
and the hurt animal,
but feel for people above all.
Rejoice in all the earth's blessings-
darkness and light,
the four seasons,
but people above all.

- Last Letter to my Son
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Most animals are like people-
and like good people, too.

- Elegy for Satan (a dog)”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Living is no laughing matter:
you must live with great seriousness
like a squirrel, for example--
I mean, without looking for something beyond and above living
I mean living must be your whole life”
Nâzım Hikmet Ran, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Never mind the stillness -
the deep sleeps to awake.

- The Epic of Sheik Bedreddin, Verse 6.”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“The life-loving, smart,
good-hearted dead
don't want forty days of mourning
or say, "After me the deluge!"
Leaving behind some helpful things
- a few words, a tree, a smile -
each gets up and goes
and does not burden the living
with the darkness of the tomb,
carrying the weight
of his stone all alone.
And because they ask for nothing
from the living,
it's as if they aren't dead...

- Conversation with Dead Nezval
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Seversin dünyayı doludizgin
ama o bunun farkında değildir
ayrılmak istemezsin dünyadan
ama o senden ayrılacak
yani sen elmayı seviyorsun diye
elmanın da seni sevmesi şart mı?
Yani Tahiri Zühre sevmeseydi artık
yahut hiç sevmeseydi
Tahir ne kaybederdi Tahirliğinden?”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“My head bows before the thing you mention.
But my heart doesn't speak that language.

- The Epic of Sheik Bedreddin, Verse 9.”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“İsterdim ki ben,
bir kitap bekçisi olayım
camları güneşli bir kitap evinde.
Duyduğum zevklerin en doyulmazıdır
yıldızlı cenup denizlerinin alevinde sabahlar gibi
sevilen bir kitap başında sabahlamak..."

Sayfa: 368”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Ve kadınlar
bizim kadınlarımız:
korkunç ve mübarek elleri
ince, küçük çeneleri, kocaman gözleriyle
anamız, avradımız, yarimiz
ve sanki hiç yaşanmamış gibi ölen
ve soframızdaki yeri
öküzümüzden sonra gelen
ve dağlara kaçırıp uğrunda hapis yattığımız
ve ekinde, tütünde, odunda ve pazardaki
ve kara sabana koşulan ve ağıllarda
ışıltısında yere saplı bıçakların
oynak, ağır kalçaları ve zilleriyle bizim olan
kadınlar,
bizim kadınlarımız”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“I want the right of life,
of the leopard at the spring, of the seed splitting open-
I want the right of the first man.”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“yolda hiçbir şey düşünme,
mümkün mertebe yalansız gelmeye çalış.
yalan kuvvetliye söylenir
ben kuvvetsizim.”
Nâzım Hikmet Ran, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Çok uzaklardan geliyoruz çok uzaklardan...
Ve artık saçlarımızı tutuşturarak
gecenin evinde yangın çıkaracağız;
çocuklarımızın başlarıyla kıracağız karanlık camlarını!..
Ve bizden sonra gelenler demir parmaklıklardan değil,
asma bahçelerden seyredecek bahar sabahlarını, yaz akşamlarını...

Sayfa:127”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“The cloth cap on my head
doesn't tell
what's in it.”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“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" ...”
Nâzım Hikmet Ran, Poems of Nazım Hikmet
“Living is no laughing matter:
you must take it seriously,
so much so and to such a degree
that, for example, your hands tied behind your back,
your back to the wall,
or else in a laboratory
in your white coat and safety glasses,
you can die for people--
even for people whose faces you've never seen,
even though you know living
is the most real, the most beautiful thing.”
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet