Metin Sahin

Rookie - 291 Points (28.03.1943 / balı kesir turkey)

A Corpse Thrown Into A River


ı was under a heavy burden of the twelveth anniversary
of my imprisonment
and since three months
ı was lıke a living corpse dead
one part of mine
was lying all spread on my prıson ward berth helplessly
tne other part of mine alive
was just watching him as a warning
he could not afford to do anything
the dead corpse was eating itself
he was all alone
like al the other dead corpses too
an old woman came and stood at the doorway
my mother
mama and son we hoısted the dead corpse together
ı held his feet
and she headways
we descended
lowered the dead corpse slowly and slowly
we threw him into the YANG..TSE RIVER
where from the NORTH
bright..brlliant and prosperous armies were flowing
over and over

Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 28, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Nazım HİKMET 1949
translatıon Metin şahin

Comments about this poem (A Corpse Thrown Into A River by Metin Sahin )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. I Am, John Clare
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]