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Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı

(1910-1956)

The Train

Where to at this time of night

Beautiful train, solitary train?

Bitter was the sound of your whistle

Bringing so many things to mind.

Why should I not wave my handkerchief

All your pasengers are more or less close to me.

Go, then, I wish you a safe journey,

I wish you strong bridges and bright tunnels.

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