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Arif Damar

(1925-2010 )

Flowerpot

a little while ago

there was a little flowerpot in my hand

an empty flowerpot

 

how was I to know it was so heavy

oh how my arm aches

a little while ago

there was an empty

a very empty

flowerless flowerpot

(Translated by Feyyaz Kayacan Fergar, 101Poems by 101Poets An Anthology of Turkish Poetry)