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Güven Turan

(1943- …)


How far can I go

Standing crucially stil?

This question stalks my loving,

My meals, the signature

I put at the end of a letter


What is stranded here as a day postponed

Is what should have been lived long years ago.

I know the logic,

I know how to make today

Tomorrow’s dumb hostage


Petty quarrels do not unveil life

And its great definitions,

Whereas it is always the lull

That precedes the storm.

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