Zamanda geriye doğru yolculuk yapmanın en kısa yolu tarih okumaktır

 

 

Ataol Behramoğlu

(1942- …)

The Unlit Streets Of The Poor

As I carry my string bag of shopping in the evenings

through the unlit streets of the poor

my mental weariness lifts, and all the way home

like a red rose in the worn and hands of a flowerseller in the road

 

the feeling warms my heart

that I can sing the poetry of my people.

(Translated by Ruth Christie, 101Poems by 101Poets An Anthology of Turkish Poetry)