Yahweh my Shepherd : Today

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Today Is Sunday

Today is Sunday. 
For the first time they took me out into the sun today. 
And for the first time in my life I was aghast 
that the sky is so far away 
and so blue 
and so vast 
I stood there without a motion. 
Then I sat on the ground with respectful devotion 
leaning against the white wall. 
Who cares about the waves with which I yearn to roll 
Or about strife or freedom or my wife right now. 
The soil, the sun and me… 
I feel joyful and how. 

Nazim Hikmet

Translated by Talat Sait Halman
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