? by Orhan Veli Kanık

Why do I think of masts
When I mention a port?
And of sailboats
When I mention the open seas?

Of cats when I mention March,
Of workers when I mention justice?
And why does the old miller
Believe in God without thinking?

And on windy days
Why does the rain come down at a slant?

translated by Murat Nemet-Nejat

6 thoughts on “? by Orhan Veli Kanık

  1. 🙂 Hey Leonard — I wanted to let you know my blog has changed… long story but you can read my post– it got deleted over the weekend– my new blog address is: https://west517photos.wordpress.com/ So frustrated I could just scream.
    But thanks for sharing this, I especially like the last 2 lines ~

    • Hi West, I confirmed a follow on your new blog address. Sorry you had problems with the old address but very happy you contacted me to let me know your new address. It must be a lot of work contacting all your followers, but I’m sure, like me, they don’t want to lose you.

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