Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Nazim Hikmet Poems

1. To Samet Vurgun 4/20/2010
2. The Japanese Fisherman 4/20/2010
3. The Faces Of Our Women 4/20/2010
4. The Miniature Woman 4/20/2010
5. You Are My Drunkenness 4/20/2010
6. The Walnut Tree 4/20/2010
7. On The Fifth Day Of A Hunger Strike 4/20/2010
8. Thinking Of You 4/20/2010
9. After Release From Prison 4/20/2010
10. You 4/20/2010
11. Since I’ve Been In Jail 4/20/2010
12. I Think Of You... 4/20/2010
13. Five Lines 4/20/2010
14. I Want To Die Before You 4/20/2010
15. Poems For Piraye (9 To 10 O’clock Poems) 4/20/2010
16. I Love You 4/20/2010
17. Today Is Sunday 1/13/2003
18. Hiroshima Child 4/20/2010
19. About My Poetry 1/13/2003
20. Last Will And Testament 1/13/2003
21. Lion In An Iron Cage 1/13/2003
22. Angina Pectoris 1/13/2003
23. The Strangest Creature On Earth 1/13/2003
24. Letters From A Man In Solitary 1/13/2003
25. Gioconda And Si-Ya-U 1/13/2003
26. Autobiography 1/13/2003
27. Regarding Art 1/13/2003
28. Our Eyes 1/13/2003
29. A Spring Piece Left In The Middle 1/13/2003
30. Don Quixote 1/13/2003
31. It's This Way 1/13/2003
32. A Sad State Of Freedom 1/13/2003
33. Some Advice To Those Who Will Serve Time In Prison 1/13/2003
34. On Living 1/13/2003
35. Letter To My Wife 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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Our Eyes

Our eyes
are limpid
drops of water.
In each drop exists
a tiny sign
of our genius
which has given life to cold iron.
Our eyes
are limpid

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