Zamanda geriye doğru yolculuk yapmanın en kısa yolu tarih okumaktır

 

 

Behçet Necatigil

(1916-1979)

The Wager

It looks like

Our wager will take some time

 

Leaving work and occupation

I moved to a house facing the cemetery

 

Death you cannot cheat me

The wager is stil on

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