Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Nazim Hikmet Poems

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

Optimistic Man

as a child he never plucked the wings off flies
he didn't tie tin cans to cats' tails
or lock beetles in matchboxes
or stomp anthills
he grew up
and all those things were done to him
I was at his bedside when he died
he said read me a poem
about the sun and the sea
about nuclear reactors and satellites
about the greatness of humanity

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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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