5 thoughts on “I Wrote a Letter to Munevver Saying by Nazım Hikmet

  1. Istanbul is there to stay forever, of course, but the trees referred to in the poem are not in Istanbul but in Sofia, Bulgaria, where his wife Münevver was born. The poem was written in Bulgaria, one of the countries where Nazım Hikmet lived during his years in exile.

    • I don’t think anyone reading the poem would think those trees are in Istanbul. It is obvious to anyone knowing Hikmet’s life that he wrote that poem outside of Turkey. The fact, though, that they were in Sofia is interesting. What park should I go to next time I am in Sofia to see those trees?

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