Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

I Think Of You...

Poem by Nazim Hikmet

I think of you
and I feel the scent of my mother
my mother, the most beautiful of all.

You are on the carousel of the festival inside me
you hover around, your skirt and your hair flying
Mere seconds between finding your beautiful face and losing it.

What is the reason,
why do I remember you like a wound on my heart
what is the reason that I hear your voice when you are so far
and I can't help getting up with excitement?

I kneel down and look at your hands
I want to touch your hands
but I can't
you are behind a glass.
Sweetheart, I am a bewildered spectator of the drama
that I am playing in my twilight.


Comments about I Think Of You... by Nazim Hikmet

  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (11/17/2018 12:26:00 AM)

    The poem presents the love of the protagonist for his muse in a veil of mysticism.
    It's so fascinating. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (11/16/2018 10:51:00 PM)

    A beautifully envisioned poem with fantastic flight of imagery and intensity of emotions flowing through out.(Report)Reply

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (11/16/2018 12:05:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem,
    I kneel down and look at your hands
    I want to touch your hands
    but I can't
    you are behind a glass.(Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (11/16/2018 11:17:00 AM)

    A powerful and poignant write.
    It vividly depicted the power of love.
    Beautifully crafted.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (11/16/2018 9:26:00 AM)

    Muse of love! !

    I feel the scent!


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Ramotlhaba ChrisjanRamotlhaba Chrisjan (11/16/2018 4:35:00 AM)

    Nice write.Great poem indeed(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (11/16/2018 2:23:00 AM)

    Such a great write by Nazim Hikmet....................(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010