Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Nazim Hikmet Poems

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

Things I Didn'T Know I Loved

it's 1962 March 28th
I'm sitting by the window on the Prague-Berlin train
night is falling
I never knew I liked
night descending like a tired bird on a smoky wet plain
I don't like
comparing nightfall to a tired bird

I didn't know I loved the earth
can someone who hasn't worked the earth love it
I've never worked the earth
it must be my only Platonic love

and here I've loved rivers all this time
whether motionless like this they curl skirting the hills
European hills crowned with chateaus
or whether stretched out flat as far as the eye can ...

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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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