Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Nazim Hikmet Poems

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

Some Advice To Those Who Will Serve Time In Prison

If instead of being hanged by the neck
you're thrown inside
for not giving up hope
in the world, your country, your people,
if you do ten or fifteen years
apart from the time you have left,
you won't say,
"Better I had swung from the end of a rope
like a flag" --
You'll put your foot down and live.
It may not be a pleasure exactly,
but it's your solemn duty
to live one more day
to spite the enemy.
Part of you may live ...

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Letter To My Wife

11-11-1933
Bursa Prison
My one and only!
Your last letter says:
"My head is throbbing,
my heart is stunned!"
You say:
"If they hang you,
if I lose you,

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