Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Nazim Hikmet Poems

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

Optimistic Man

as a child he never plucked the wings off flies
he didn't tie tin cans to cats' tails
or lock beetles in matchboxes
or stomp anthills
he grew up
and all those things were done to him
I was at his bedside when he died
he said read me a poem
about the sun and the sea
about nuclear reactors and satellites
about the greatness of humanity

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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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