Every Love in Our Age, by Roni Margulies

If only I could clean my life of details
and say: I loved Elsa a lot.
That's all. A door was slightly open for a short time:
We have seen that love is possible
in another world, in another age.
The door was gently shut down, later on.

If only I could give up thinking back
and say: I loved Elsa a lot.
That's all. I loved her
as much as someone could do in a place
that love excludes the others,
and love must be lived one-to-one.

If only I could say, with a mellow voice,
If human interactions are like this
there is no other way we could love.
If Elsa isn't hearing what I say anymore,
how do my words matter!
We are defeated, after all.

If only I could say, with a mellow voice,
every love is defeated from the beginning, in our age.
We are defeated, just like anyone else.
If only I wouldn't defy, take it naturally
and not cry.
If only I didn't cry.

If I said, everything will change, one day
love will shake off the monopoly of individuals,
What would change for us? What would change?
Every love in our age is defeated
and the children of our age, Elsa and I
are defeated, just like anyone else.

├ça─č─▒m─▒zda Her A┼čk, Roni Margulies

Ayr─▒nt─▒lardan ar─▒nd─▒rsam hayat─▒m─▒;
desem ki: ben Elsa'y─▒ ├žok sevdim.
O kadar. Bir kap─▒ araland─▒ k─▒saca:
Bir ba┼čka d├╝nyada, ba┼čka bir ├ža─čda
m├╝mk├╝n olabilece─čini g├Ârd├╝k a┼čk─▒n.
Usulca kapand─▒ tekrar kap─▒ sonra.

Uzun uzun durmasam ├╝zerinde;
desem ki: ben Elsa'y─▒ ├žok sevdim.
O kadar. A┼čk─▒n ba┼čkalar─▒n─▒ d─▒┼člad─▒─č─▒,
sevdan─▒n ille de bire bir ya┼čand─▒─č─▒ yerde,
biri bir ba┼čkas─▒n─▒ ne kadar sevebilirse,
o kadar sevebildim ben de i┼čte.

Desem ki, b├Âylesi bir d├╝nyada,
b├Âyleyken insan ili┼čkileri
ba┼čka t├╝rl├╝ sevemezdik zaten.
Elsa duymuyorsa art─▒k s├Âzlerimi,
ne anlam─▒ olabilir ki dediklerimin!
Sonu├ž olarak yenildik i┼čte.

Desem ki, yumu┼čak bir sesle,
ba┼čtan yeniktir ├ža─č─▒m─▒zda her a┼čk.
Herkes gibi yenildik i┼čte biz de.
─░syan etmesem, do─čal kar┼č─▒lasam
ve a─člamayabilsem.
A─člamasam.

Desem ki, de─či┼čecek birg├╝n her┼čey,
├ž─▒kacak a┼čk bireylerin tekelinden.
Ne de─či┼čir ki bizim i├žin? Ne de─či┼čir ki?
Ba┼čtan yeniktir ├ža─č─▒m─▒zda her a┼čk
ve ├ža─č─▒m─▒z─▒n ├žocuklar─▒, Elsa'yla ben,
yenildik i┼čte herkes gibi.