Serkan Engin

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Ghazal To Pera Belle


love is now torn paper, thin, sea-blue and missing
never ask haunting hazel eyes why this heart longs

life has destroyed us while spreading-skies thinned letters
limping birds bleed loneliness onto sheet music

now razors scratch my dreams into this ruined wall
how could i know this much disappointment, now hushed

vague poems are my rubies, these alms won me grace
my jumbled days stammer, though their spinning brings change

now my skin is an unryhmed verse without your hands
never ask haunting hazel eyes why this heart blazes

Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013
Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013

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(translated from Turkish to English
by Serkan Engin with James)

(The Tower Journal Winter 2010
Poetry'z Own Journal Issue 168/ 2011
Cobourg Poetry Workshop Ontario, Canada/ February 2013)

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