Joy Lost Its Feathers, by Metin Altiok

your name on the tip of my tongue
is the void of
a recently pulled tooth.
a screw without its bolt
my heart is about to break off.
come here as soon as possible
we'll eat some melon together.

I don't know what to say
to you, unshattered,
a pain in friendship's chest,
love is covered in dust,
joy lost its feathers.
come here as soon as possible
we'll eat some melon together.

I rise and sink incessantly
you know I can't swim well.
my bedsheets are showing their teeth
my mattress, wobbly for
who knows how many days, is a wavy sea
come here as soon as possible
we'll eat some melon together.

Hav─▒ D├Âk├╝lm├╝┼č Sevincin, Metin Alt─▒ok

yeni ├žekilmi┼č bir di┼čin
yad─▒rganan bo┼člu─ču
dilimin ucunda ismin.
somunu yitik bir vida
d├╝┼čt├╝ d├╝┼čecek y├╝re─čim.
biran ├Ânce gel buraya
karpuz, kavun yiyelim.

bilmem ki ne diyeyim,
sana ├Ârselenmemi┼č,
dostlu─čun b├Â─čr├╝nde sanc─▒,
sevgi toza belenmi┼č,
hav─▒ d├Âk├╝lm├╝┼č sevincin.
biran ├Ânce gel buraya
karpuz, kavun yiyelim

bat─▒p ├ž─▒k─▒yorum durmadan,
ben bilirsin iyi y├╝zemem.
├žar┼čaf─▒m di┼č g├Âsteriyor,
dalgal─▒ bir deniz ka├ž g├╝nd├╝r
sallanan d├Â┼če─čim.
biran ├Ânce gel buraya
karpuz, kavuz yiyelim.