Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

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Nâzım Hikmet Ran (15 January 1902 – 3 June 1963), commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet (Turkish pronunciation: [naːˈzɯm hicˈmet] ( listen)) was a Turkish poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director and memoirist. He was acclaimed for the "lyrical flow of his statements". Described as a "romantic communist"and "romantic revolutionary", he was repeatedly arrested for his political beliefs and spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages.
According to Nâzım Hikmet, he was of paternal Turkish and maternal German, Polish, Georgian, Circassian and French descent. Nâzım Hikmet's mother came from... more »

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  • Monaa (2/22/2019 12:37:00 PM)

    Anybody has this poem from Nazem Hikmet (I miss myself...) ?

  • Monaa (2/22/2019 12:33:00 PM)

    If anybody has this poem from Nazem Hikmet which start with......I miss myself...I want to put my head in a.....for a weak and rest.In the darkness put a tree on my shoulder and rest under it.......

  • Monaa (2/22/2019 12:29:00 PM)

    If anybody have this poem please let me know.Thanks

  • Mahtab Bangalee Mahtab Bangalee (2/14/2019 12:52:00 AM)

    Nazim Hikmet
    a brilliant name of WORLD POEMS

  • Mohmad Aslam (1/31/2019 1:18:00 AM)

    The Legend...what a Nobel Laureate! ! ! ! ! ! ! Love this Great Poet of Witness.

  • tghfggdfgdfg (1/28/2019 1:06:00 PM)

    suleyman comic bir ad

  • flndnvkkldn (1/28/2019 1:04:00 PM)

    I love the poem I am a walnut tree. It is also a song

  • lajama (12/22/2018 10:44:00 AM)

    up to I saw the paycheck saying $7438, I have cousin was like truley bringing home money parttime at there labtop.. there moms best frend had bean doing this for only about 8 months and a short time ago cleard the mortgage on there mini mansion and bourt a brand new Honda. this is where I went,

  • Grmljavina (7/6/2018 1:07:00 AM)

    Nazım Hikmet died as a Polish.Turkey declined his citizenship so he died as a Polish.Neither Turkish nor Greek.And arguing the nation of a communist-man is bullshit.

  • Yael bloom (6/30/2018 6:17:00 AM)

    Looking for the text Nazim wrote for The Greek communist: Belogiannis.

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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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