Who is Nazim Hikmet

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Nazim Hikmet Poems

  • Lion In An Iron Cage
    Look at the lion in the iron cage,
    look deep into his eyes:
    like two naked steel daggers
    they sparkle with anger. ...
  • Regarding Art
    Sometimes, I, too, tell the ah's
    of my heart one by one
    like the blood-red beads
    of a ruby rosary strung ...
  • Our Eyes
    Our eyes
    are limpid
    drops of water.
    In each drop exists ...
  • You
    You are my enslavement and my freedom
    You are my flesh burning like a raw summer night
    You are my country
    You are the green silks in hazel eyes ...
  • Gioconda And Si-ya-u
    to the memory of my friend SI-YA-U,
    whose head was cut off in Shanghai

    A CLAIM ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Nazim Hikmet

Live 14 I Love You 13 Love 13 Life 12 World 11 Long 11 Heart 11 Never 11 Water 11 Head 10


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  • Africasdaughter: i don't think any of her books are in english translation yet. this is my first time hearing of her. i'm a big fan of the poetry of her friend the turkish poet nâzım hikmet.
  • Africasdaughter: marked as to-read: beyond the walls by nâzım hikmet
  • Supamodu: from azerbaijan, turkey, russia & latvia: azeri composer arif malikov reached instant fame with his ballet “legend of love" set to nazim hikmet’s writing: here with fascinating performances by maya plisetskaya and maris liepa.
  • Refrainboy: i love kazuha so much like yeahhh go you funky little nazım hikmet kinnie write them poems!!!!
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Rami Maroun: ”You'll put your foot down and live. to spite the enemy. Part of you may live alone inside, like a tone at the bottom of a well”.
This quote states that even those in liking of something unusual have the right to some freedoms. They have the freedoms of choosing whether they give up hope, or of choosing if they eat or become sick, or choosing discolored they behave or not.

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