Orhan Veli Kanik

(13 April 1914 – 14 November 1950 / İstanbul)

All Of A Sudden Poem by Orhan Veli Kanik


Everything happened all of a sudden.
All of a sudden daylight beat down on the earth;
There was the sky all of a sudden;
All of a sudden steam began to rise from the soil.
There were tendrils all of a sudden, buds all of a sudden.
And there were fruits all of a sudden.
All of a sudden,
All of a sudden,
Girls all of a sudden, boys all of a sudden.
Roads, moors, cats, people...
And there was love all of a sudden,
Happiness all of a sudden.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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