Your whole occupation

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 occupation.

Yaşamak şakaya gelmez, 

büyük bir ciddiyetle yaşayacaksın 

                       bir sincap gibi mesela, 

yani, yaşamanın dışında ve ötesinde hiçbir şey beklemeden, 

                       yani bütün işin gücün yaşamak olacak. 

Nazim Hikmet (English translation: Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk)

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