See what happens by Orhan Veli Kanık

See what happens when you don’t hear
The pistachio splitting apart on the branch,
Just see what happens to you.
See what happens, if you don’t hear this rain
Or the tolling bell or the  man talking,
See what happens if you don’t smell the seaweed
Or the lobster, the shrimp,
Blowing in wind from the sea. . .

translated by George Messo