The Theses Against Mind
Why must we kill the peasants?
I cant find the answer to this question.
It is a puzzling phenomenon but not important.
To murder them is not a must.
We could even pretend
not to see their weathered faces.
I have quite a few things to do,
for examqle I havent yet seen
an agnus cactus tree;
I dont even care if I die
Before I see one;
it is enough form e
that Baudelaire showed me the albatros
and Yves Bonnefoy the salamandar.
Who knows, you might even see me split open
this wonderful clever brain of mine
and turn it into o bench
where the body is washed on its way to the coffin.
(Translated by Mevlut Ceylan, 101Poems by 101Poets An Anthology of Turkish Poetry)