Who is Nazim Hikmet

Nâzım Hikmet Ran (15 January 1902 – 3 June 1963), commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet (Turkish: [naːˈzɯm hicˈmet] (listen)), was a Turkish-Polish poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director and memoirist. He was acclaimed for the "lyrical flow of his statements". Described as a "romantic communist" and "romantic revolutionary", he was repeatedly arrested for his political beliefs and spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages.

Family

According to Nâzım Hikmet, he was of paternal Turkish and maternal German, Polish, Georgian descent. Nâzım Hikmet's mother came from a distinguished, cosmopolitan family with predominantly Circassian (Adyghe) roots, along with high social position an...
Read Full Biography of Nazim Hikmet


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 ...
Read All Poems


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


Nazim Hikmet Quotes

Read All Quotes


Comments about Nazim Hikmet

Jameshmeyer: for those who are interested, here you can read the prologue of red star over the black sea, my new biography of nâzım hikmet.
Sevgistanbul: the most beautiful sea: hasn't been crossed yet. the most beautiful child: hasn't grown up yet. our most beautiful days: we haven't seen yet. and the most beautiful words i wanted to tell you i haven't said yet...nazim hikmet
Astrotarotvirgo: "living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness..." on living by nazım hikmet ran on living - yaşamaya dair is a poem that is a big advise on life that needs to be thought about and taken into consideration seriously... the rest of the translation is in the
Cesvanmuir: from the book poems of nazim hikmet
Ferhatbaltali: where there is no sea, in the sake of hope human should be a seagull ... / ......... nazım hikmet, a turkish poet
Read All Comments


Write your comment about Nazim Hikmet


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.

Poem of the day

Hilaire Belloc Poem
The Bison
 by Hilaire Belloc

The Bison is vain, and (I write it with pain)
The Door-mat you see on his head
Is not, as some learned professors maintain,
The opulent growth of a genius- brain;
But is sewn on with needle and thread.



...

Read complete poem

Popular Poets