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Talat Sait Halman

(1931-2014)

Ultimate Death

When my son

First

Dreamed of death

He sensed neither blood

Nor the violet in exile

Only the sun’s blindness

And the guilt

Of broken toys

 

My son

Could never forgive

Our desperate

Lovemaking

He had never seen

The coffins

Coming out of the house

 

My son

Cracking

A half smile or two

Buried me

Each day

Without o dirge

 

Death

Is the last game

My son ever played

I am

My son’s

Orphan

(Translated by Talat Sait Halman, 101Poems by 101Poets An Anthology of Turkish Poetry)