One iconic – Poems by Hilmi Yavuz / ” POETRY CAN’T BE SENT TO PRISON!!” – World Festival of Poetry (“International Fb-Website”)

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World Festival of Poetry (“International Fb-Website”)

 

POETRY CAN’T BE SENT TO PRISON!!

 
Hilmi Yavuz (80 years old) is among Turkey’s most celebrated poets in the world. Yesterday the Turkish police force locked him out of his own home, 35000 books collection and all personal belongings under arrest as well. He might go to prison. World Festival of Poetry, WM – FeminISTANBUL, Poetistanbul and Artshop, supporting YAVUZ and ALL poets from the world that suffer repression, for no one can incarcerate the voice of poets fighting for justice and human rights.

 

WFP STANDS FOR POETS. POETRY IS FREE!

 

 

Poems by Hilmi Yavuz 

 

 

One iconic

 

distant eyes
distant eyes! you were birds
and seemed treasuries of sorrow

you’ve been quiet since the final death.
you stopped,
and toward
that profound conclusion from within
an amber worm, advanced
beyond carrying its reasons around
like a shell, with its stones
more ruby than a mystery,
more diamond…

distant eyes!
and flocks of pain…

distant eyes! you were birds
or the metaphors of birds…
or else resembled a bit of prose
and those
who came you took one by one:
and the prophet of a storm; of death
it was the spring, skipping
over the spoor of roses
you came… distant eyes!
you! autumn angels…

distant eyes! you were birds,
and seemed treasuries of sorrow
Translation by Walter Andrews (Butun Eserleri, II: 68)

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