Tag Archives: Nazim Hikmet

What?! Another Falling Leaves Poem! Yes – With A Difference

  Falling Leaves I’ve read about falling leaves in fifty thousand poems novels    and so on watched leaves falling in fifty thousand movies seen leaves fall fifty thousand times               fall drift and rot felt their dead shush shush fifty thousand times             […]

An Alphabet of Poets – X is for Xiaobo

Daybreak Over the tall ashen wall, between the sound of vegetables being chopped daybreak is bound and severed dissipated by a paralysis of spirit What is the difference between the light and the darkness that seems to surface through my eyes’ apertures, from the seat of rust I can’t tell if it’s the glint of […]

An Alphabet of Poets – H is for Hikmet

It’s This Way I stand in the advancing light, my hands hungry, the world beautiful. My eyes can’t get enough of the trees – they’re so hopeful, so green. A sunny road runs through the mulberries, I’m at a window of the prison infirmary. I can’t smell the medicines – carnations must be blooming nearby. […]