Poems by Tarana Turan Rahimli / Translator: Sevil Gulten

Tarana Turan Rahimli (Azerbaijan)
Dr. Tarana Turan Rahimli is an Azerbaijani poet, writer, journalist, translator, literary critic, teacher, academic, is an active member of the International Literary Agency in Azerbaijan and Turkey. 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, Romania, India, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kocova, Bosna-Hersogovina and other countries. Poems and articles have been published in many international sites around the world, on periodicals and in anthologies.
A poem is a divine word
It can’t be said at any moment.
It can’t come to life
At any moment you want.
A poem must firstly grow
In the uterus of the spirit.
Then it must be perfect
Then it must either enter the heart
Or must turn to ashes.
In order to write
A drop of poem
Your senses and feelings
Must run like streams
A poem must be written
With the blood of the heart
A poet must be seen
Inside of each hemistich.
I am a tale, sleeping in winter dreams,
Don’t awake my strange dreams!
I am a violet smelling sorrow,
I beg you, don’t smell it too much!
My luck fell from a rock,
Its blood splashed on the stones.
Tears have been gathered in my eyes,
Don’t touch me! Don’t touch me!
The base of the life was knocked down,
My grave has been dug nor far from it
I am a book, on pages of which grief is written
Don’t read me! Don’t read me!
Translator: Sevil Gulten

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