Serkan Engin

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Ghazal To Pera Belle - Poem by Serkan Engin

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

Poet's Notes about The Poem


(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)

Comments about Ghazal To Pera Belle by Serkan Engin

  • Serkan Engin (6/28/2013 12:36:00 PM)

    thank you very much for your kindness and attention to my poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Wahab Abdul (6/28/2013 12:17:00 PM)

    wonderful and welcome to poemhunter... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013

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