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.

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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...
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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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Baggiejohn: enjoying reading nazim hikmet again
Afsartelugu: living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel, for example-- i mean without looking for something beyond and above living, i mean living must be your whole occupation. - nazim hikmet
Mesale_54: separation isn’t time or distance it’s the bridge between us finer than silk thread sharper than swords nazım hikmet
Sadiais10212270: 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... [a beautiful poem by nazim hikmet]
Dangerousdavexx: i'm only seven although i died in hiroshima long ago ... the byrds
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