Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Nazim Hikmet Poems

1. To Samet Vurgun 4/20/2010
2. The Japanese Fisherman 4/20/2010
3. The Miniature Woman 4/20/2010
4. The Faces Of Our Women 4/20/2010
5. You Are My Drunkenness 4/20/2010
6. The Walnut Tree 4/20/2010
7. Thinking Of You 4/20/2010
8. On The Fifth Day Of A Hunger Strike 4/20/2010
9. After Release From Prison 4/20/2010
10. I Want To Die Before You 4/20/2010
11. Since I’ve Been In Jail 4/20/2010
12. You 4/20/2010
13. I Think Of You... 4/20/2010
14. Five Lines 4/20/2010
15. Poems For Piraye (9 To 10 O’clock Poems) 4/20/2010
16. Today Is Sunday 1/13/2003
17. Hiroshima Child 4/20/2010
18. Gioconda And Si-Ya-U 1/13/2003
19. I Love You 4/20/2010
20. Last Will And Testament 1/13/2003
21. Don Quixote 1/13/2003
22. About My Poetry 1/13/2003
23. Angina Pectoris 1/13/2003
24. The Strangest Creature On Earth 1/13/2003
25. Lion In An Iron Cage 1/13/2003
26. Autobiography 1/13/2003
27. Letters From A Man In Solitary 1/13/2003
28. Our Eyes 1/13/2003
29. Regarding Art 1/13/2003
30. Some Advice To Those Who Will Serve Time In Prison 1/13/2003
31. A Spring Piece Left In The Middle 1/13/2003
32. It's This Way 1/13/2003
33. A Sad State Of Freedom 1/13/2003
34. Letter To My Wife 1/13/2003
35. On Living 1/13/2003
36. Things I Didn'T Know I Loved 1/13/2003
37. Optimistic Man 1/13/2003
38. Hymn To Life 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Nazim Hikmet

Hymn To Life

The hair falling on your forehead
suddenly lifted.
Suddenly something stirred on the ground.
The trees are whispering
in the dark.
Your bare arms will be cold.

Far off
where we can't see,
the moon must be rising.
It hasn't reached us yet,
slipping through the leaves
to light up your shoulder.
But I know
a wind comes up with the moon.
The trees are whispering.
Your bare arms will be cold.

From above,
from the branches lost in the dark,
...

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Letter To My Wife

11-11-1933
Bursa Prison
My one and only!
Your last letter says:
"My head is throbbing,
my heart is stunned!"
You say:
"If they hang you,
if I lose you,

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