Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet

Istanbul 2007

Istanbul 2007











To think of roses and gardens inside is bad,
to think of seas and mountains is good.
Read and write without rest,
and I also advise weaving
and making mirrors.


(from ‘Some Advice’, 1949)

Nazim Hikmet



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4 responses to “Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet

  1. Katie Hines

    Weaving & making mirrors, huh? I liked the poem. BTW, Marvin listed my name wrong on the links page, and I noticed you picked his misspelling up: It is “Katie” not “Kaite” Thanks!

  2. Nice poem. It reminds me of the one by (I think) William Carlos Williams about eating the plums. It’s blunt, simple and subtle.

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