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Printemps des poètes - Day 5

Printemps des poètes - Day 5

Written written the 15/03/2023

Today, Deniz Töreli Esnault invites us to discover a Turkish poem by Orhan Veli Kanık: DALGACI MAHMUT

You can find the English translation below: 




This is the work I do:

I paint the sky each morning

While all you people are asleep,

You wake up to find it blue.


Sometimes the see gets ripped;

Do you know who mends it?

I do.


At times I just daydream,

That’s my job too;

I dream of head in my head,

Of a belly in my belly,

Of a foot in my foot,

I just don’t know what the hell to do.


Orhan Veli Kanık


Translation : Talat Sait Halman

poem proposed by : Deniz Töreli Esnault

fichier Document joint : dalgaci_mahmut.pdf