Öyle dalmışım ki sormayın

Bread is in my lap,

Stars are far, far away.

I am eating bread looking at the stars.

I am so engrossed, don’t even ask—

Sometimes I get mixed up and instead of bread

I eat stars.

Oktay Rifat, “Bread and Stars” (English translation: Sidney Wade and Efe Murad)

Ekmek dizimde

Yıldızlar uzakta tâ uzakta

Ekmek yiyorum yıldızlara bakarak

Öyle dalmışım ki sormayın

Bazen şaşırıp ekmek yerine

Yıldız yiyorum

Oktay Rifat, “Ekmek ve Yıldızlar”

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