Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Angina Pectoris

Poem by Nazim Hikmet

If half my heart is here, doctor,
the other half is in China
with the army flowing
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Comments about Angina Pectoris by Nazim Hikmet

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/18/2020 4:50:00 AM)

    doctor, that is the reason
    for this angina pectoris-
    not nicotine, prison, or arteriosclerosis.
    I look at the night through the bars,
    and despite the weight on my chest
    my heart still beats with the most distant stars. my heart always beating the most distant stars. tony(Report)Reply

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  • James Wendt (10/13/2004 12:30:00 PM)

    as a physician, I must say this is a most amazing poem-a poem that examplifies narrative medicine(Report)Reply

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