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

Things I Didn'T Know I Loved

it's 1962 March 28th
I'm sitting by the window on the Prague-Berlin train
night is falling
I never knew I liked
night descending like a tired bird on a smoky wet plain
I don't like
comparing nightfall to a tired bird

I didn't know I loved the earth
can someone who hasn't worked the earth love it
I've never worked the earth
it must be my only Platonic love

and here I've loved rivers all this time
whether motionless like this they curl skirting the hills
European hills crowned with chateaus
or whether stretched out flat as far as the eye can ...

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It's This Way

I stand in the advancing light,
my hands hungry, the world beautiful.

My eyes can't get enough of the trees--
they're so hopeful, so green.

A sunny road runs through the mulberries,
I'm at the window of the prison infirmary.

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