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Yahya Kemal Beyali, 'Silent Ship'

Yahya Kemal Beyali (1884-1958), 'Silent Ship'

(translated from the Turkish by Nergis Ismet and A.M. Levinson-LaBrosse)

 

When it is time to take anchor from time,
A ship departs from this harbor to nowhere.

As though it has no passenger, silently it begins its trip:
Neither a handkerchief nor an arm moves while it departs.

Yahya Kemal Beyali, 'Mehlika Sultan'

Yahya Kemal Beyali (1884-1958),  'Mehlika Sultan'

(translated from the Turkish by Nergis Ismet and A.M. Levinson-LaBrosse)

 

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