Ziya Osman Saba
I accept the life for which I came into the world.
I accept my white hands and the tint my eyes;
Man and woman, married or bachelor or widowed;
Above ground I accept rojing around
And death and decay in the ground
I accept all forms of life:
The face that frowns and the tongue that is angry,
I accept the miserable and the hungry.
Chattel to men
And serf to God.
Continents and oceans, domeful of skies:
I accept I accept I accept.
(Translated by Talat Sait Halman, 101Poems by 101Poets An Anthology of Turkish Poetry)