Half The Joy by Melih Cevdet Anday

Remember when birds made rain
And rain hit the sun
I came to you

Half the joy in my mouth
Mornings grew to lilies
Plains rode horses

When the sea streamed to its tower
In my pockets stars from the night before
With bees and honey in my blood

My heart turned into a palm, remember
Then it was a fountain too
In the month of sad returns

I came to you.

translated by Şehnaz Tahir-Gürçağlar

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