Don’t look like me, my daughter! – Tarana Turan RAHIMLI / Translator: Sevil Gulten

Poem by Tarana Turan RAHIMLI

 

Don’t look like me, my daughter!

They resemble you to me, my daughter,
Don’t look like me, my daughter!
Look at my gray hairs,
Don’t look like me, my daughter!

I eat a grief the clock round,
I undress sorrow and put on grief.
I warn you as much as early,
Don’t look like me, my daughter!

Hide patience inside of you,
Hide your secrets inside of you,
Hide your face from the sorrow
Don’t look like me, my daughter!

Pay attention neither to creeping shadow,
Nor try to be knocked at any time.
Become flames, try to destroy darkness,
Don’t look like me, my daughter!

All around me are devils,
They don’t let me become myself.
Oh, my darling, try to find your own being
Don’t look like me, my daughter!

 

Translator: Sevil Gulten

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