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Our Eyes

Nazim Hikmet

Our eyes
         are limpid
                    drops of water.
In each drop exists
         a tiny sign
                         of our genius
which has given life to cold iron.
Our eyes
         are limpid
                    drops of water
merged absolutely in the Ocean
that you could hardly recognize
           the drop in a block of ice
                 in a boiling pan.
The masterpiece of these eyes
   the fulfillment of their genius
                    the living iron.
In these eyes
     filled with limpid
                      pure tears
had failed to emerge
     from the infinite Ocean
if the strength
                 had dispersed,
we could never have mated
     the dynamo with the turbine,
never have moved
   those steel mountains in water
        as if made of hollow wood.
The masterpiece of these eyes
   the fulfillment of their genius
       of our unified labour
            the living iron.

Translated by Taner Baybars

Added: 16 Jan 2002 | Last Read: 26 Apr 2019 8:03 AM | Viewed: 5158 times

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