Rust, by Edip Cansever

At the bottom of walls, and cautious
At the bottom of walls, and at dawn
Worn like a kernel of a sloppily eaten cherry
Going back and forth, on and on
Going back and forth,
The way a resentful dog reminds you of a school song.
And if you look through the button-sized hole of your childhood
If their eyes are white and huge, by then
Their eyes, now, are two threads of saffron.

And if the sun gathers snow from your glances
We are a shameful audience of snow
Look, so that
If it is silently watching
The white snow coming back
Red, frightened, shameful,
They know that it's like living under one's chest
They know that sometimes reticence is a virtue.

At the bottom of walls, and cautious
All forms of rust are swelling, one by one
The rust of the mouth, the tongue, and the fingers
Of the heart, and the conscience
See, the water pipes of the city are burst
All they hear is a feeble water plash
Which reminds itself quickly
When is a song not beautiful anymore?
When it has an end
Because, beautiful songs don't have an end

No one can sing a song until its end
In the way death belongs to the ones who kill
And the way fear belongs to the ones who pretend to be brave
Songs, otherwise.
As if their heart is strayed from a resentful violet
And also, like inventing a violet all over again
Stretching their leaves
Stretching their eyelids
Clenching their fists
To forget how to cry.

At the bottom of walls, and cautious
In the dusk
Respects to your memories
Our respects, as deep as a bullet wound

Pas, Edip Cansever

Duvar diplerinde ve sak─▒naraktan
Duvar diplerinde ve alacakaranl─▒kta
─░yi yenmemi┼č bir kiraz ├žekirde─či gibi y─▒prak
Gidip geliyorsa durmadan
G├╝cenik bir k├Âpe─čin bir okul ┼čark─▒s─▒n─▒ an─▒msatt─▒─č─▒ gibi
Gidip geliyorsa
Ve ├žocuklu─čunun bir d├╝─čme kadar delik yerinden bak─▒l─▒rsa
G├Âzleri bir ├ža─čla ├žekirde─či gibi beyaz ve kocamansa o zaman
G├Âzleri iki safran ipli─či ┼čimdi.

Ve g├╝ne┼č kar topluyorsa bak─▒┼člar─▒ndan
Biz ki utan├žl─▒ bir kar seyircisi
Sen bak ki
O beyaz kar─▒n k─▒rm─▒z─▒
O beyaz kar─▒n ├╝rkek
O beyaz kar─▒n utanaraktan geri geldi─čini
Seyrediyorsa susarak
Biliyordur tam g├Â─čs├╝n├╝n alt─▒nda ya┼čar gibi
Biliyordur ki bir erdemdir yerine g├Âre susmak.

Duvar diplerinde ve sak─▒naraktan
B├╝t├╝n paslar kabar─▒yor bir bir
A─čz─▒n ve dilin ve parmaklar─▒n pas─▒
Y├╝re─čin ve bilincin
Bak i┼čte, patlam─▒┼č kentin su borular─▒ da
Duydu─ču bir ├ž├╝r├╝k su ┼č─▒r─▒lt─▒s─▒
Ki hemen geliyor akl─▒na
Bir ┼čark─▒ ne zaman g├╝zel de─čildir
Sonu oldu─ču zaman
Sonu yoktur ├ž├╝nk├╝ g├╝zel ┼čark─▒lar─▒n

Kimse bir ┼čark─▒y─▒ sonuna kadar s├Âyleyemez
Nas─▒l ki ├Âl├╝m ├Âld├╝renlerinse
Ve korku korkmuyor g├Âr├╝nenlerin
┼×ark─▒ tersine
Tut ki k─▒rg─▒n bir menek┼čeden sapm─▒┼čt─▒r onun y├╝re─čiyse
Hem de bir menek┼čeyi yeniden icat etmi┼č gibi
Gererek yapraklar─▒n─▒
Gererek g├Âzkapaklar─▒n─▒
Yumruklar─▒n─▒ s─▒karak
A─člamay─▒ unutmak i├žin.

Duvar diplerinde ve sak─▒naraktan
Bir ak┼čam├╝st├╝ s─▒ras─▒nda
Sayg─▒ an─▒lar─▒n─▒za
Sayg─▒m─▒z ki bir kur┼čun yaras─▒ kadar derin