HOLD IT CHILD… – Leyla IŞIK / Translated : Baki Yiğit

Poems by Leyla IŞIK

 

HOLD IT CHILD…

C’mon hold a pen
Hold it child!
Draw a sea
Paint it blue,
Let it cover everywhere
Separate the sky
With the horizon line.
Build a ship
White sailed
And loaded with hope
Add a little happiness to it
And seagulls will not go away by themselves…

C’mon hold a pen
Hold it child!
Draw a globe
Paint it green,
Separate into countries
By love line
Make a big heart
Don’t think
How so many people
Can fit into it
Put a little love
A little respect
A little friendship
A little humanity
And plenty of justice in it…

by Leyla IŞIK (b. 1958, Turkey)

 

Translated : Baki Yiğit

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