Posts tagged ‘poems’

Mountain Wind by Umit Yasar Oguzcan

There was also falling apart from you in my destiny

To be honest, I never thought of this before..

Before I knew you

And before I loved you, crazy like this

I used to say loneliness is good

Pack up, and get away from this city

Towards the mountains where you see like a line in the horizon

Go to the seas where the winds carry iodine smell

I used to say, go as far as you can

However, I understood that it is impossible to escape from you

I understood that it is impossible to endure your absence even for one day.

I didn’t know this.

I am trying to endure it anyway

I pick a wild flower that looks like your eyes

I call the clouds passing by, thinking that they are your hands

Whenever the wind brings a nice smell

I console myself saying that it has caressed your hair and come to me

Living another time with you

Living you at another time

You, before everything

Definitely you

Undoubtedly you

You can be far away

You can be by my side

It is enough that you exist in this time

That is enough, even if I don’t exist

I am winding you up a woollen ball since years

You never come to an end

It is obvious as day that I am helpless

What flows from the fountains as water is your beauty

Your kindness is the light falling on my face

You, as warm as the sun

As real as the nature

You, the reason of flowers growing in gardens

Higher than the water, the air, the sun

You, the only love inside me

You, the only light that I can see

Take a breath for me

Don’t leave me airless

Look at the clouds, the skies also for me

If I say I am thirsty

You must drink a sip of water

If I get tired, you must sleep

My hands want to be loved

My hair wants to be caressed

My lips want to be kissed

You must understand.

Trees don’t have green any more

The sky lost the blue

These mountains aren’t those mountains

They don’t have the smell of thyme in the winds

Who is this desperate man

Whose are these red eyes

Sleepless for so many nights

With no day

With no night



I understood

It is impossible to live without you in this world

It is impossible.

The People by Charles Bukowski

all people start to
 come apart finally
 and there it is:
 just empty ashtrays in a room
 or wisps of hair on a comb
 in the dissolving moonlight.

it is all ash and dry leaves
 and grief gone
 like an ocean liner.

when the shoes fill with blood
 you know
 that the shoes are dead.

true revolution
 comes from true revulsion;
 when things get bad enough
 the kitten will kill the lion.

the statues in the church of my childhood
 and the candles that burn at their feet
 if I could only take these
 and open their eyes
 and feel their legs
 and hear their clay mouths
 say the true

You are my drunkenness… by Nazim Hikmet

I did not sober up, as if I could do that;
I don’t want to anyway.
I have a headache, my knees are full of scars
I am in mud all around
I struggle to walk towards your hesitant light.

I Can’t Tell by Orhan Veli

If I cry, can you hear my voice,
In my lines;
Can you touch,
My tears, with your hands?
I didn’t know that songs were this beautiful,
Whereas words were this insufficient
Before I had this trouble.
There is a place, I know;
It is possible to say everything;
I am pretty close, I can feel;
I can’t tell.