Rug Under Seagull

We present this work in honor of the 35th anniversary of the poet’s death.

Nilgun Marmara
1958 – 1987


Countries on a misty atlas are
houses that smell of mold now,
plastered with the blood of wounded seagulls.

One turns around clumsily,
in the house it entered by mistake,
comparing the corpse of the world on its wings
with what happens inside.

Outside, street kids play
red and green games,
pathetic tissue with limitless freedom!

The pained body of the seagull drops.

Love is a little rug;
A little sea counted by its walls!

Translation by Sevda Akyuz

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