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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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  • Senolcolaks: why "open source software", answer is freedom and brotherhood which comes from our beloved poet nazım hikmet ran "to live, single and free like a tree but brotherhood like a forest. this is the will." - nazım hikmet
  • John_furie: i have always loved nazim hikmet's poem "things i didn't know i loved" at gives a unique perspective on freedom and loneliness. it's one of my go to poems when i feel lonesome.
  • Rojotortoise: come she said stay she said smile she said die she said i came i stayed i smiled i died - vera ― nâzım hikmet, poems of nazım hikmet art josephine wall
  • Rojotortoise: 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...” ― nâzım hikmet, poems of nazım hikmet
  • Ragipsoylu: first ever known photograph of turkish legendary poet nazim hikmet. he is just 18 years old.
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Tonight the moon dreams in a deeper languidness,
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