Zamanda geriye doğru yolculuk yapmanın en kısa yolu tarih okumaktır

 

 

Erdem Bayazıt

(1939-2008)

Pledge

They have gone

Only our word remains

Now here I am

Like a bullet straight, steady

Ready to go

 

Here I stand firmly

Between life and death

On this minute stretch of time

Taut and punctual as tomorrow

 

Now here I am

Waiting to be

Confirmed by our pledge

 

They have gone

They were like good news

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