Forgetful snow

Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers. Kış, bizi sıcak tuttu, örterek  Yeryüzünü unutkan karla; besleyerek Küçük bir yaşamı, kuru yumru köklerle.  from “The Wasteland/Çorak Ülke,” T.S. Eliot Çeviren: Yaşar Günenç

Then again, it is still March

April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Nisan, en zalim ay; doğurtur Leylakları, ölü topraktan; harmanlar Anıyı ve tutkuyu; kışkırtır Ölgün kökleri bahar yağmuruyla.   from “The Wasteland/Çorak Ülke,” T.S. Eliot Çeviren: Yaşar Günenç

Nice little stories

Excerpted from The Annotated Alice / Açıklamalı Notlarıyla Alice by Lewis Carroll, edited by Martin Gardner There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door, so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people upContinue reading “Nice little stories”

Till human voices wake us

I grow old … I grow old … I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. Yaşlanıyorum …. Yaşlanıyorum … Pantolonumu yuvarlanmış paçalı giyeceğim. Shall I part my hair behind?  Do I dare to eat a peach? I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing,Continue reading “Till human voices wake us”

Real likes and dislikes

It is doubtful whether any of them really liked him, man to man, or even woman to man.  But then it is doubtful if he really liked any of them, as man to man, or man to woman.  He wanted them to be happy, and the little world to be perfect.  But any one whoContinue reading “Real likes and dislikes”

12th night

II.iv.75 Now, the melancholy god protect thee, and  the tailor make thy doublet of changeable  taffeta, for thy mind is a very opal.  I would  have men of such constancy put to sea, that  their business might be everything and their  intent everywhere; for that’s it that always  makes a good voyage of nothing. HüzünlerContinue reading “12th night”

Tea inside a falling house

Excerpted from The Annotated Alice / Açıklamalı Notlarıyla Alice by Lewis Carroll, edited by Martin Gardner  Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her, and to wonder what was going to happen next.  First, she tried to lookContinue reading “Tea inside a falling house”

If we shadows have offended

If we shadows have offended,  Think but this, and all is mended, — That you have but slumbered here, While these visions did appear. Biz gölgeler incittikse sizi, bir düşünün ve hoş görün bizi. Hayaller arz-ı endam ederken siz de kestiriyordunuz ufaktan… Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream