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Today Is Sunday
(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Today Is Sunday

Poem By Nazim Hikmet

Today is Sunday.
For the first time they took me out into the sun today.
And for the first time in my life I was aghast
that the sky is so far away
and so blue
and so vast
I stood there without a motion.
Then I sat on the ground with respectful devotion
leaning against the white wall.
Who cares about the waves with which I yearn to roll
Or about strife or freedom or my wife right now.
The soil, the sun and me...
I feel joyful and how.

Translated by Talat Sait Halman

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Comments (2)

Everyday will be Sunday for both of us.
He was very famous Turkish poet. Thanks a lot Mr. Talat Sait Halman for his translation and you (poemhunter) for the honor granted him.