Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Nazim Hikmet Poems

1. The Japanese Fisherman 4/20/2010
2. The Faces Of Our Women 4/20/2010
3. To Samet Vurgun 4/20/2010
4. The Miniature Woman 4/20/2010
5. You Are My Drunkenness 4/20/2010
6. After Release From Prison 4/20/2010
7. The Walnut Tree 4/20/2010
8. Thinking Of You 4/20/2010
9. On The Fifth Day Of A Hunger Strike 4/20/2010
10. Since I’ve Been In Jail 4/20/2010
11. I Want To Die Before You 4/20/2010
12. Five Lines 4/20/2010
13. You 4/20/2010
14. I Think Of You... 4/20/2010
15. Poems For Piraye (9 To 10 O’clock Poems) 4/20/2010
16. Today Is Sunday 1/13/2003
17. Gioconda And Si-Ya-U 1/13/2003
18. About My Poetry 1/13/2003
19. I Love You 4/20/2010
20. Hiroshima Child 4/20/2010
21. Angina Pectoris 1/13/2003
22. Don Quixote 1/13/2003
23. Regarding Art 1/13/2003
24. Letters From A Man In Solitary 1/13/2003
25. Last Will And Testament 1/13/2003
26. Lion In An Iron Cage 1/13/2003
27. Autobiography 1/13/2003
28. A Spring Piece Left In The Middle 1/13/2003
29. The Strangest Creature On Earth 1/13/2003
30. Some Advice To Those Who Will Serve Time In Prison 1/13/2003
31. Our Eyes 1/13/2003
32. It's This Way 1/13/2003
33. A Sad State Of Freedom 1/13/2003
34. Letter To My Wife 1/13/2003
35. On Living 1/13/2003
36. Things I Didn'T Know I Loved 1/13/2003
37. Optimistic Man 1/13/2003
38. Hymn To Life 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Nazim Hikmet

Hymn To Life

The hair falling on your forehead
suddenly lifted.
Suddenly something stirred on the ground.
The trees are whispering
in the dark.
Your bare arms will be cold.

Far off
where we can't see,
the moon must be rising.
It hasn't reached us yet,
slipping through the leaves
to light up your shoulder.
But I know
a wind comes up with the moon.
The trees are whispering.
Your bare arms will be cold.

From above,
from the branches lost in the dark,
...

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It's This Way

I stand in the advancing light,
my hands hungry, the world beautiful.

My eyes can't get enough of the trees--
they're so hopeful, so green.

A sunny road runs through the mulberries,
I'm at the window of the prison infirmary.

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