Nazim Hikmet

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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 repea ...

Nazim Hikmet Poems

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

A Sad State Of Freedom

You waste the attention of your eyes,
the glittering labour of your hands,
and knead the dough enough for dozens of loaves
of which you'll taste not a morsel;

Letters From A Man In Solitary

I carved your name on my watchband
with my fingernail.
Where I am, you know,

Hymn To Life

The hair falling on your forehead
suddenly lifted.
Suddenly something stirred on the ground.
The trees are whispering

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

Nazim Hikmet Comments

Sylva Portoian 04 January 2012

Nazim Hikmet: Had a mixed blood... Was Greek and not Turkish He died in Russia in exile...Turkis they Turkify every one

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Fabrizio Frosini 22 November 2015

by Hikmet, in Italian: ''Il più bello dei mari'' Il più bello dei mari è quello che non navigammo. Il più bello dei nostri figli non è ancora cresciuto. I più belli dei nostri giorni non li abbiamo ancora vissuti. E quello che vorrei dirti di più bello non te l'ho ancora detto. - Nazim Hikmet

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Ezgi Mertturk 25 January 2012

this really silly people who actually doesnt know about the poet and find the right to comment. Nazim died in russia because he was had a banishment in turkey, he was a acommunist, and if he would stay there he had to live in prison for the rest of his life. his poems always includes the homesickness of turkey.just read memleketim he fought for turkish people and their rights, unfortunate for turkey, the goverment was very idiot and threaten him. yeah he comes from a greek grandfather, but in those times greece was in ottoman's land. so your point is all wrong i please chech before commenting.

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Hande Karatas 24 September 2012

Sorry Slyva, but I have to ask what the heck you are talking about. How come was Nazim Hikmet Ran Greek? What kind of a history and greek made-up character are you trying to create? Get your facts straight. Please. Here's a google for this. Good luck!

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Neil Doherty 18 July 2013

Sylvia this is a breathtakingly silly statement. As Nazim wrote in Turkish and left behind a huge body of work in the Turkish language the debate over his ancestry (he had partial Polish ancestry by the way) is just plain wrong. Nobody can Turkify a poet who wrote exceptionally well in that language. I really feel you should withdraw that statement as it really is meaningless in the context of late Ottoman, modern Turkish and Greek history. But one question: Can you point out anybody on this planet who does not have what you call mixed blood (the nasty rascist connotations of the phrase should not be overlooked) ....

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jana abu saad 24 February 2020

I love u guys like for real y'all the best and soo cute

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PRANAB Nag 31 January 2020

Udvasttu poem ...i like very much....

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Pranab nag 31 January 2020

Udvasito poem

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Aliiiii 29 March 2019

Where did you read that poem

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Monaa 22 February 2019

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

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