Poems by Tarana Turan Rahimli
( Azerbaijan )
I didn’t love you
I didn’t love you for it would make me grieve,
I loved your eyes that were opened with my love.
All what you told me is spoken by all the people
I loved the words that you didn’t tell me.
I didn’t want to be fire to destroy your heart,
I cut my luck to build luck for you.
I didn’t love you to press the juice of joining
I loved the track of longing in my inside.
I didn’t love you for you to be indebted to me,
I loved you for you to make my heart to be indebted.
I would never love you if you existed in thousand pieces,
I loved myself inside of your heart.
The lonely man
Don’t think that you caught fire,
But this life makes you be tired.
Even a spider on the ceiling of your room.
Is setting a web for your thoughts,
Don’t think that you will be peaceful
Inside of a quiet, dim, dusk room.
The dumb walls that you earned
Are your youth that left you before,
The wishes pass away after being choked,
The feelings are blowing in your heart,
Look around all what surround you,
Even in the lake drakes swim in pairs,
Open the door and let the freshness of spring enter your room,
Look around! Even the flowers compete with one another.
Don’t insist, don’t be stubborn,
Loneliness belongs only the God,
Translated from Azerbaijani into English by Sevil Gulten