Next to the book

Yıldızlar — The Stars by Oktay Rifat  Kitabın yanında defter vardır, Next to the book is a writing journal, Defterin yanında bardak. A glass next to the journal. Çocuk bardağın yanında, A child next to the glass Çocuğun yanında kedi – A cat next to the child —  Ve bir beyaz karanfil. And a whiteContinue reading “Next to the book”

I don’t like to turn back

Autobiography  -Nazım Hikmet I was born in 1902  I never once went back to my birthplace  I don’t like to turn back  at three I served as a pasha’s grandson in Aleppo  at nineteen as a student at Moscow Communist University  at forty-nine I was back in Moscow as the Tcheka Party’s guest  and I’veContinue reading “I don’t like to turn back”