On This Road by Ferit Edgü

The road’s asphalt
The sea so smooth
Soon, much too soon the day is done

The forest’s dry
Is the water ice
So that we
All of us, all of us have been deceived

The mountain’s steep
The road’s a threat
The sea so rough
How many how many how many
Have gone astray on these roads

translated by Jean Carpenter Efe

6 thoughts on “On This Road by Ferit Edgü

  1. In general: many many thanks for posting these translations. I find so many of them powerful, plain (in the positive sense), and insightful. I connect with many of them. For this one, I especially love the repetition at the end — says so much.
    have a wonderful day — always nice to “meet you” over my morning coffee!

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