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Cahit Zarifoğlu

(1940-1987)

This Era Had No Tail Or Head

It Was Simply A Blur In The Mud

 

this loneliness

this sleepless bone in my blood

that nags me round every clock

 

there was this woman, I am told,

whose face melted, slid down

and chocked her breasts

(Translated by Mevlut Ceylan, 101Poems by 101Poets An Anthology of Turkish Poetry)