Sunday, January 20, 2013

Play It Musician

First it flashed 
Like a ball of fire
Heels hitting the ground with lust
Applauses mixed into the night
Drums, cymbals and oboes

A hand spreads
Like a marble in the air
Fingers painting the sky
And a pinch of a smile 

Play it musician!
Play it a bit more!
Let the sand mix into the dance
Let the red dress fly with the wind

Sing musician, with your foggy voice
Sing to the stars
Blinking one after another.

Oh, musician...
Play it now.
There is yet lots
Lots of happiness to share!

January 17, 2013

Click here to access the original version of this poem, "Çal Be Müzisyen".

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Blue Murder

Reach me with your eyebrows
Scratch my skin with your blue
Cover my face with your pupils
Brand my body with your bloodshot.

Sleeping is never easy.
 Uncovered, moonlight and maze.
Shut down, darkness
and nothing.

Wake up.
Now is the time.
Have to go.

Ready to die.
Get it done.

A neat murder.
One glimpse is enough.

April 9, 2011

Click here to access the original Turkish version of this poem, "Mavi Cinayet".

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Closer than a smell of cloud in the rain
Farther than the sun behind the clouds
Were the words resting on my tongue.

Then I chose to close my eyes.
Only because the rain knew
Whom it was going to sprinkle.

November 11, 2010

Click here to access the original Turkish version of this poem, "Sırılsıklam".