Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Nazim Hikmet Poems

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

Hymn To Life

The hair falling on your forehead
suddenly lifted.
Suddenly something stirred on the ground.
The trees are whispering
in the dark.
Your bare arms will be cold.

Far off
where we can't see,
the moon must be rising.
It hasn't reached us yet,
slipping through the leaves
to light up your shoulder.
But I know
a wind comes up with the moon.
The trees are whispering.
Your bare arms will be cold.

From above,
from the branches lost in the dark,
...

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Regarding Art

Sometimes, I, too, tell the ah's
of my heart one by one
like the blood-red beads
of a ruby rosary strung
on strands of golden hair!

But my
poetry's muse
takes to the air

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