Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Nazim Hikmet Poems

1. Optimistic Man 1/13/2003
2. Letter To My Wife 1/13/2003
3. On Living 1/13/2003
4. Things I Didn't Know I Loved 1/13/2003
5. A Sad State Of Freedom 1/13/2003
6. Hymn To Life 1/13/2003
7. It's This Way 1/13/2003
8. A Spring Piece Left In The Middle 1/13/2003
9. Our Eyes 1/13/2003
10. The Strangest Creature On Earth 1/13/2003
11. Don Quixote 1/13/2003
12. Some Advice To Those Who Will Serve Time In Prison 1/13/2003
13. Letters From A Man In Solitary 1/13/2003
14. Regarding Art 1/13/2003
15. Lion In An Iron Cage 1/13/2003
16. Autobiography 1/13/2003
17. Angina Pectoris 1/13/2003
18. Last Will And Testament 1/13/2003
19. Gioconda And Si-Ya-U 1/13/2003
20. About My Poetry 1/13/2003

Last Will And Testament

Comrades, if I don't live to see the day
-- I mean,if I die before freedom comes --
take me away
and bury me in a village cemetery in Anatolia.

The worker Osman whom Hassan Bey ordered shot
can lie on one side of me, and on the other side
the martyr Aysha, who gave birth in the rye
and died inside of forty days.

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