because it bears a reposting: This Journey by Nazım Hikmet

We open doors,
close doors,
pass through doors,
and reach at the end of our only journey
no city,
no harbor—
the train derails,
the ship sinks
the plane crashes.
The map is drawn on ice.
But if I could
begin this journey all over again,
I would.

translated by Randy Blasing & Mutlu Konuk

14 thoughts on “because it bears a reposting: This Journey by Nazım Hikmet

  1. I caught you from your glance
    from your stance
    from your sound that flows like water
    the trees, the birds and all clouds passed through
    I caught you from your blue

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