Busy

To Keep Myself Busy

by Orhan Veli Kanık

All the beautiful women thought
Every love poem I wrote
Was written for them,
And I always felt terrible
Knowing that I wrote them
Just to keep myself busy.

İş Olsun Diye

Bütün güzel kadınlar zannettiler ki;

Aşk üstüne yazdığım her şiir

Kendileri için yazılmıştır.

Bense daima üzüntüsünü çektim.

Onları iş olsun diye yazdığımı

Bilmenin…

English translation by Neil P. Doherty

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