In honor of the Turkish holiday, Victory Day, we present this work by one of modern Turkey’s most poignant authors.
My bird and I are fast asleep
reflected in a mirror, our cage our bed
our visages reflecting that of one another
we sleep beneath the eternally falling snow
my bird and I.
A crimson ribbon binds us – my mate and I
Destitution would delight in its severance.
In our mirror there’s naught beyond this bond…
This crimson tie between us – my mate my bird and I…