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Dec 17, 2011

This Is Such A Love


Your naked and wet breath
is shuttling on my back. 
We're not sleeping together.
Not living, either.
We're always racing
so that
you or me,
who will kill the death first.

Original Poem BU DA ÖYLE BİR AŞK 
Written by CAN YÜCEL
Translated by Sihirli Yazılar
Picture: Zdzisław Beksiński (1984 oil painting)


17 yorum:

Carole Anne Carr said...

As always, amazing, even in translation.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Sihirli:
You have chosen a very haunting image to go with this very moving poem.

Sihirli Yazılar said...

Jane and Lance... Yes, I think, this image suits this poem as they're both talking about a passionate love which desires to avoid even death or in other words which desires to last even after death...
Thanks for your nice comment:)

Sihirli Yazılar said...

Dear Carole, you can't know how much I feel happy after reading your comments about my translations as they are especially valuable and important for me. As a Turk who has always lived in Turkey, poem translations are not very easy for me...
Thanks indeed.

Gardener in the Distance said...

A very intense, very close, very felt, very tender poem, Sihirli.

Sihirli Yazılar said...

Yes, Faisal... The poet Can Yücel was very famous with his candid style. A passionate love cannot be expressed better than this, I think.
Thanks indeed for your comment.

EdebiMevzulaR said...

wowwww...sen Can'ı sewermiidin ya?:))
nazımı post ettin diger tarafta deniz gezmiş ile ilgili korkak seni hemen yok ettin yazıyı:))

Sihirli Yazılar said...

Aşkolsun, ne korkması... Bilgisayara format attıktan sonra Java yüklemeyi unutmuşum. Yazıyı yayınlayamadım bir türlü, o gece. Ertesi gün de artık geç oldu diye vazgeçtim. Yeni fotoğrafların haberi her yerde yayınlanmıştı çünkü. Sadece şiiri verip nolucak...
Belki burda şiirin çevirisini verir, korkmadığımı kanıtlarım sana:)

Sihirli Yazılar said...

Gabiiii, bu Can Yücel'le ilgili 5. şiirim, ilk değil ki. Sevmesem yapar mıyım:))

Anonymous said...

Merhaba! Blogunuz bulduğum için şanslı hıssediyorum... ben Amerikaliyim, ama bir yıl Türkiye'de yaşadım. Çevirdikleriniz bayağı güzel olmuş, ama istiyorsanız bazi yerlerde size tavsiye edebilirim. Türk şiirler bütün dunya'la paylaşmış olmalı, bana göre. :) Eğer yardım edebilirsem sevinirim. E-postam hermione@adams.net, istediğiniz zaman haber verin.

Sihirli Yazılar said...

Adsız:

Sadece 1 yıl Türkiye'de yaşayarak bu kadar güzel Türkçe öğrenebildiğinize inanamıyorum. Harikasınız! Elbette önerilerinizi bilmek isterim. Sizin gibi bir kişinin yardımı bana çok şey katabilir. Size e-posta yoluyla ulaşacağım. Teşekkürler.

Mika said...

Stunning - saddening poem. Such a powerful image!

Sihirli Yazılar said...

Thanks indeed, Mika.

Bawar said...

You write excellently. I'm a Kurd boy, always loved Turks and Turkish literature. I want to copy this nice poem into my own blog with a Kurdish translation. I will use your English version to have a better translation from the original poem. I want your permission.
Another thing is that it would be good if you mentioned the artist's name of the painting above.

Sihirli Yazılar said...

Bawar:

You can copy the poem into your blog and use my English translation if you want to.
And sorry but I don't know the name of artist of the painting. Of course this is a poem translation blog and everybody knows that the pictures don't belong to me. I find them from the web. They are generally anonymous. But if you learn the artist's name, please tell me and I will be pleased to write his/her name here.
By the way, your English is very good, too.

Bawar said...

Here is a short biography of the painter:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zdzis%C5%82aw_Beksi%C5%84ski
Cause I like artistic works and always loved drawing and painting, it's important for me to respect all art works and the artists.
Thank you for giving permission to use your translation.

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