Finally, the Exorcism

We present this work in honor of the 105th anniversary of the poet’s death.

Nigâr Hanım
1856 – 1918


Finally, the exorcism, finally
I did not stay within my heart

What is my heart to mark a feeling
Every limb is supposed to be caressed with fur

I love that Nigâr stretches out to heaven with these poems:
As for you, actually, you are always attracted to yourself

Love… that bloodthirsty thing… that close-clinging accident
Do not kill your leash

The ferry will not help the werewolf
Unburdening myself will not resign me

I love what I have and who I am.
I had a chance to love.
Empty heart, empty heart, an empty life…

I am delighted with this life of dreams and elimination
Lonely, cheerful, passionate and playful
I passed and then became a prisoner

Well, if I die… I am happy

Translation by Linda Marshall

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