Noctilucence

 

Luminous, glowing before me

Is an entirety of shores, pearls beneath my feet

I lose footprints behind me

Ahead, the never-ending firmament.

 

Is this half-dreamed fantasy ours, my love?

If you’d like, these waves could carry me to you,

One with the wind I will come for you

This city of sorrows is left half-built like my fantasies. 

 

The child me wanted to steal a happy ending. 

Far from the city, in your laughter in the blue

In you, I thought I found my ending.

Was this the hole in my chest, this empty bird’s nest?

 

But Life is still the yearning for the blue sea

My childhood an ecstasy, a soaring wave.

This poem is a translation of

its original in Turkish, Yakamoz

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