Tarana Turan Rahimli ( Azerbaijan)
Tarana Turan Rahimli is an Azerbaijani poet, writer, journalist, translator, literary critic, teacher, academic, is an active member of the International Literary Agency in Turkey and Azerbaijan. She is a PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of Azerbaijan and World Literature Chair of Azerbaijan State Pedagogical University, author of 7 books and more than 400 articles. She is the editor and reviewer of 20 monographs and poetry books.The work has been published in more than 15 Western and Eastern countries. She is works were published in Azerbaijan, England, Italy, Spain, USA, Germany, Belgium, Chile, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan, Uzbekistan, Kocova, Bosna-Hersogovina and other countries. Poems and articles have been published in many international sites around the world, on periodicals and in anthologies.
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US
It is a five step from me to you,
But is a century’s way from you to me.
I am not so patient to wait for you
To come out of the history.
IT WOULD BE BETTER ONLY FOR A DAY
TO BE A CHILD IN THE ARMS OF GOD
It would be better if one turns to a bee,
And settle on the flowers of the world.
When your lips tremble because of happiness,
You won’t be able to find a word.
Let your breath become dry
Because of the excitement.
When you forget the earth and the sky,
Let the great God protect you.
It would be better if you are splashed like stars,
Then to be gathered together for to be the sun.
It would be better only for a day
To be a child in the arms of God.
Translator: Sevil Gulten