Zamanda geriye doğru yolculuk yapmanın en kısa yolu tarih okumaktır

 

 

Necip Fazıl

(1905-1983)

Pray

You thrust a dagger into my shadow

My warm blood spreads all over

Come and see my country

Come and see my headless people

 

Shed tears to bring in the tide

Maybe the ship out will be salvaged

Mother bring out the prayer rug

And pray pray for us

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