Treasure Island

Nazim Hikmet

(1902-1963 / Turkey)

Five Lines


To overcome lies in the heart, in the streets, in the books
from the lullabies of the mothers
to the news report that the speaker reads,
understanding, my love, what a great joy it is,
to understand what is gone and what is on the way.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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