Zamanda geriye doğru yolculuk yapmanın en kısa yolu tarih okumaktır

 

 

Ülkü Tamer

(1937- … )

The tree

Go and get me ten penny-worth of rope

from the haberdasher’s round the corner.

If it isn’t enough pay the rest yourself.

I’m the one to die, you’re the tailor.

 

Perhaps in the morning perhaps who knows when

dwindling eyes will announce

ten penny-worth of doves in the tree.

This is the embroidery you call death.

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