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Author: HIKMET, NAZIM
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Hikmet, Nazim    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Ran, Nazim Hikmet
124 poems available by this author


9-10 P.M. POEMS       
First Line: How beautiful to think of you
Last Line: In the world, our country, and our city


A LETTER FROM PRISON    Poem Text    
First Line: My love, let me share
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


ABOUT MOUNT ULUDAGH       
First Line: For seven years now uludagh and I
Last Line: To do fifteen years in cell block 71


ABOUT MY POETRY       
First Line: I have no silver-saddled horse to ride
Last Line: Bees will come to it %from timbuktu


ABOUT THE SEA       
First Line: Leaving a jumble of jagged mountains in the west
Last Line: And they can sing the same great song %of many different se as


ABOUT US       
First Line: All I wrote about us is lies
Last Line: All I wrote about us is the truth


ABOUT YOUR HANDS AND LIES       
First Line: Your hands grave like all stones
Last Line: This merchants' empire, this cruelty, won't end


ADVICE FOR SOMEONE GOING INTO PRISON       
First Line: If instead of getting the rope
Last Line: Under your left breast grow dull


AFTER GETTING OUT OF PRISON       
First Line: You woke up, %where are you
Last Line: On its globe-blue satin cushion


ANGINA PECTORIS    Poem Text    
First Line: If half my heart is here, doctor
Subject(s): Hearts


ANGINA PECTORIS       
First Line: If half my heart is here, doctor
Last Line: My heart still beats with the most distant stars
Subject(s): Hearts


ANGINA PECTORIS       
First Line: If half my heart is here, doctor
Last Line: My heart still beats with the most distant stars


AUTOBIOGRAPHY       
First Line: I was born in 1902
Last Line: What else will happen to me


BACH'S CONCERTO NO. L IN C MINOR       
First Line: Fall morning in he vineyard
Last Line: My rose, this is the miracle of repetition - %to repeat without repeating


BAKU AT NIGHT       
First Line: Reaching down to the starless heavy sea
Last Line: Down to the starless heavy sea %in the pitch dark


BALCONY       
First Line: In kurort-varna, I look from the balcony %of the balkan-tourist
Last Line: This happiness to be alive


BECAUSE OF YOU       
First Line: Because of you, each day is a melon slice
Last Line: Calling me to the greatest peace


BEES       
First Line: The bees, like big drops of honey
Last Line: Before I was through


BERLIN LETTERS       
First Line: Berlin is bright and sunny
Last Line: Should grace the hotel rooms of all returns


BIRTH       
First Line: My wife bore me a little boy
Last Line: Black, %white, %and yellow-- %on its globe--blue satin cushion


BOR HOTEL       
First Line: No way you can sleep nights in varna
Last Line: In varna at the bor hotel


CONVERSTION WITH DEAD NEZVAL       
First Line: Soon after you left
Last Line: World-loving, smart %dead of prague


CUCUMBER       
First Line: The snow is knee-deep in the courtyard
Last Line: It hasn't let up all morning
Subject(s): Farm Life


CUCUMBER       
First Line: The snow is knee-deep in the courtyard
Last Line: It hasn't let up all morning
Subject(s): Cucumbers; Snow


EARLY LIGHT       
First Line: The telegraph poles in the early light
Last Line: Like the dove in the blue poster


ELEGY FOR MIKHAIL REFILI       
First Line: This is the leaf fall of my generation
Last Line: And I'll succeed in dying without it - %like you, refili


ELEGY FOR SATAN       
First Line: My dog's name was satan
Last Line: They'll know the happiness of fish


EPIC OF SHEIK BEDREDDIN       
First Line: On the divan, bursa silk in green-brancing red boughs
Last Line: Serra's market place buries its face in its hands. %the rain hisses


EVENING WALK       
First Line: You no sooner got out of prison
Last Line: To our house?
Subject(s): Turkey


FABLE OF FABLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Resting by the water-side
Subject(s): Nature


FABLE OF FABLES       
First Line: We stand at the source
Last Line: The sun alone remaining, %and then it, too, will go


FABLE OF FABLES       
First Line: Resting by the water-side
Last Line: The sparkle of the water hits us %the plane tree, me, the cat, the sun, our life
Subject(s): Nature


FALLING LEAVES       
First Line: I've read about falling leaves in fifty thousand poems novels and so on
Last Line: Especially chestnut leaves


FAR SOUTH       
First Line: This year, early fall in the far south
Last Line: With the sea, sand, sun, apples, stars


FAUST'S HOUSE       
First Line: Below the towers, under the arcades
Last Line: At midnight, knocking on the closed door


FOR VERA       
First Line: She said come %she said stay
Last Line: Yes, I smiled %and I even died


FROM SOFIA       
First Line: I entered sofia on a spring day, my sweet
Last Line: Exile is not easy art to master


GIOCONDA AND SI-YA-U       
First Line: A claim %renowned leonardo's %world-famous
Last Line: Here ends my tale's contending, %the rest is lies unending


HAZEL ARE MY LADY'S EYES       
First Line: Hazel are my lady's eyes, %with waves and waves of green
Last Line: Only if they love no one but themselves


HELLO       
First Line: Nazim, what happiness
Last Line: Hello, everybody, %hello to all of you


HUMAN LANDSCAPES FROM MY COUNTRY, SELS       
First Line: Dawn. The sky an endless pane %of frosted glass
Last Line: And everyone lived in fear of the commandant, 'iron ali'


HUMAN LANDSCAPES: BOOK 1       
First Line: Haydar pasha station %spring 1941
Last Line: The time %was 6:38


HUMAN LANDSCAPES: BOOK 2       
First Line: Spring comes to the haydar pasha station cafe
Last Line: And was bolted again from the out side


HUMAN LANDSCAPES: BOOK 3       
First Line: Earth %flat as far as the eye can see
Last Line: He softly closed the door


HUMAN LANDSCAPES: BOOK 4       
First Line: It was sunday
Last Line: This is the situation on the eleventh of december


HUMAN LANDSCAPES: BOOK 5       
First Line: Dawn breaks %red hair flares on the pillow
Last Line: Baring two rows of glittering white teeth


HYMN TO LIFE       
First Line: The hair falling on your forehead
Last Line: I want the right of the first man


I LOVE YOU       
First Line: I kneel down: I look at the earth
Last Line: You are one person in my struggle, %I love you


I MADE A JOURNEY       
First Line: Far off in the night
Last Line: Or live a thousand years


I STEPPED OUT OF MY THOUGHTS OF DEATH       


I'M GETTING USED TO GROWING OLD       
Last Line: They're so buried in their work


ICEBREAKER       
First Line: The icebreaker leads the way
Last Line: I watch, %devastated


IN THE SNOWY NIGHT WOODS       
First Line: The beeches deep in snow, %I walk the dark woods
Last Line: From fifteen miles away %moscow would be a bright glow


ISTANBUL HOUSE OF DETENTION       
First Line: In the istanbul detention house yard
Last Line: Half full, half hungry, %half slaves


IT'S THIS WAY       
First Line: I stand in the advancing light
Last Line: The point is not to surrender


LAST BUS       
First Line: Midnight. The last bus
Last Line: The snow is whiter than ever


LAST LETTER TO MY SON       
First Line: For one thing, hangmen separated us
Last Line: But will last forever in our people


LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT       
First Line: Comrades, if I don't live to see the day
Last Line: I wouldn't need a stone or anything


LETTER FROM MY WIFE       
First Line: I want to die before you
Last Line: Something inside me says: %maybe


LETTER FROM PRISON       
First Line: My love, let me share
Last Line: That it has already claimed, %the ones that are its necessary share
Subject(s): Prisons And Prisoners


LETTERS FROM A MAN IN SOLITARY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I carved your name on my watchband
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


LETTERS FROM A MAN IN SOLITARY       
First Line: I carved your name on my watchband
Last Line: Only earth, sun, and me... %I am happy
Subject(s): Prisons And Prisoners


LETTERS FROM CHANKIRI PRISON       
First Line: Four o'clock, %no you. %five o'clock, %nothing
Last Line: Be warm, %to be cold %but not sad
Subject(s): Prisons And Prisoners


LOVING YOU       
First Line: Loving you is like eating bread dipped in salt
Last Line: Loving you is like saying 'I'm alive'


MAILMAN       
First Line: Whether at dawn or in the middle of the night
Last Line: Highwaymen block the roads-- %your letter can't get through
Subject(s): Postal Service


MESSAGE       
First Line: My fellow %patients, %you'll get well
Last Line: Descending from heavy green branches


MY WOMAN       
First Line: My woman came with me as far as brest
Last Line: I'm getting closer, closer to somewhere


NEW YEAR'S EVE       
First Line: The snow falling hard through the night
Last Line: Sparkled in the starlight


NINTH ANNIVERSARY       
First Line: One night of knee-deep snow
Last Line: And, since morning, my liver goes on aching


NOON IN PRAGUE       
First Line: It stopped snowing first on the hill
Last Line: Descended on the square %at noon


OCCUPATION       
First Line: As dawn breaks on the horns of my ox
Last Line: I'm busy falling in love with you


ON DEATH AGAIN       
First Line: My wife, %life of my life, %my piraye
Last Line: We can say %'we lived,'


ON IBRAHIM BALABAN'S PAINTING SPRING       
First Line: Here, eyes, see balaban's art
Last Line: And here are the oxen with sad, terrible sores on their rumps


ON IBRAHIM BALABAN'S PAINTING THE PRISON GATES       
First Line: Six women wait outside the iron gates
Last Line: But I am one of the five hundred men


ON LIVING    Poem Text    
First Line: Living is no laughing matter: / you must live with great seriousness
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


ON LIVING       
First Line: Living is no laughing matter: %you must live with great seriousness
Last Line: If you're going to say 'I lived'
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


ON LIVING       
First Line: Living is no laughing matter
Last Line: If you're going to say 'I lived'


ON THE MATTER OF ROMEO AND JULIET    Poem Text    
First Line: It's no crime to be romeo or juliet
Subject(s): Romeo & Juliet


ON THE MATTER OF ROMEO AND JULIET       
First Line: It's no crime to be romeo or juliet
Last Line: It's not a crime even to die for love
Subject(s): Romeo And Juliet


ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY       
First Line: To sleep %and wake a hundred years later, my love'
Last Line: Will be all sunshine, %like your eyes


ONE A.M.       
First Line: Our books %--freindly, honest, and courageous
Last Line: In her full, heavy belly %the baby flutters


ONE LINERS       
First Line: Summer %twilight and dawn embraced


ONE NIGHT OF KNEE-DEEP SNOW       
Last Line: And, since morning, my liver goes on aching


OPTIMISM       
First Line: I write poems %they don't get published
Last Line: But it will be for sure


OPTIMISTIC MAN       
First Line: As a child he never plucked the wings off flies
Last Line: Aabout the greatness of humanity


OPTIMISTIC MAN       
First Line: As a child he never plucked the wings off flies
Last Line: About the greatness of humanity


OPTIMISTIC PRAGUE       
First Line: 1957, january 17. %nine o'clock exactly
Last Line: It if touch it, it will ring: %gold-edged, clear, white


POEMS TO PIRAYE, SELS.       
First Line: How good it is to remember you
Last Line: Worthy of being loved as I love you


PRAGUE DAWN       
First Line: In prague it's growing light
Last Line: Ah my rose, ah my rose, %exile is worse than death


REGARDING ART       
First Line: Sometimes I, too, tell the ah's
Last Line: When I love my own children %more %than mother nature's


RUBAI       
First Line: I hope I do not sound boasting
Last Line: Here %one day


RUBAIYAT       
First Line: The world you saw was real, rumi, not an apparition, etc
Last Line: My heart is still the same heart, my head still the same he ad


SAD STATE OF FREEDOM       
First Line: You waste the attention of your eyes
Last Line: Is a sad affair under the stars


SADNESS       
First Line: In the sadness I feel
Last Line: Or some good news on the radio


SEPARATION       
First Line: Separation swings through the air like a steel bar
Last Line: Even when we sit knee to knee


SINCE I WAS THROWN INSIDE       
Last Line: Is just so much talk


SINCE I WAS THROWN INSIDE       
First Line: Since I was thrown inside %the earth has gone around the sun ten times
Last Line: And anything else %such as my ten years here, %in just so much talk


SOME ADVICE TO THOSE WHO WILL SERVE TIME IN PRISON       
First Line: If instead of being hanged by the neck
Last Line: On the left side of your chest doesn't lose its luster


SOME MEMORIES       
First Line: Close to the border in bohemia
Last Line: With just one question for comrade lenin


SPRING PIECE LEFT IN THE MIDDLE       
First Line: Taut, thick fingers punch
Last Line: My blood is budding inside me


STRANGE FEELING       
First Line: The plum trees %are in bloom
Last Line: Out of sheer spite -- for myself and the people I love


STRANGEST CREATURE ON EARTH       
First Line: You're like a scorpion, my brother
Last Line: But most of the fault, my dear brother, is yours


STRAW-BLOND       
First Line: At dawn the express entered the station unannounced
Last Line: The straw-blond trouble of my life


SUNDAY       
First Line: It's sunday, %today for the first time they let me out into the sun
Last Line: Just the earth, myself and the sun, and happiness


THE CUCUMBER    Poem Text    
First Line: The snow is knee-deep in the courtyard
Last Line: It hasn't let up all morning
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE EVENING WALK    Poem Text    
First Line: You no sooner got out of prison
Subject(s): Turkey


THE MAILMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Whether at dawn or in the middle of the night
Subject(s): Postal Service; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW I LOVED    Poem Text    
First Line: It's 1962 march 28th
Subject(s): Likes & Dislikes; Love


THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW I LOVED       
First Line: It's 1962 march 28th
Last Line: Watching the world disappear as if on a journey of no return
Subject(s): Likes And Dislikes; Love


THIRTY YEARS AGO       
First Line: I passed this way thirty years ago
Last Line: I passed this way thirty years ago


THIS JOURNEY       
First Line: We open doors, %close doors
Last Line: Begin this journey all over again, %I would


THIS THING CALLED PRAGUE       
First Line: This thing called prague is a magic mirror
Last Line: Close my eyes, %comrade, and leave the room %on tiptoe


TO LYDIA IVANNA       
First Line: How many times we've written poems together
Last Line: Let it break from anger, %grief


TO SAMET VURGUN       
First Line: I finally made it to your city
Last Line: Will happen to me, too, samet


TO VERA       
First Line: A tree grows inside me
Last Line: Or the end's in sight -- I couldn't care less


TWO LOVES       
First Line: There can't be two loves in one heart
Last Line: Drive, engineer -- %brother, take me there! %'where?'


UNTITLED       
First Line: He was stone bronze plaster and paper anywhere from two
Last Line: And paper was lifted off our backs


VERA WAKING       
First Line: The chairs are asleep on their feet %the same as the table
Last Line: And embraced your naked waisst those white feet of yours


WAITRESS       
First Line: One of the waitresses %at berlin's astoria restaurant
Last Line: Maybe he died before he could


WELCOME       
First Line: Welcome baby %it's your turn to live
Last Line: They're laying for you socialism communism and so on


WINDOWS       
First Line: I don't know if it was early morning
Last Line: You could almost say %I was happy


YOU       
First Line: You are a field, %I am the tractor
Last Line: The footsteps running towrd you are mine


YOU       
First Line: You are a field
Last Line: The steps running toward you - that's me


YOU'RE       
First Line: You're my bondage and my freedom
Last Line: You're my desire always just out of reach