by hakan c.
From "I Die the Most Beautiful Death of All" to "Poppy Sprinkles" Ali Zulfikar (translated from Turkish by hakan ç.)
I am duelling with a river Ozkan Mert, translated from Turkish by hakan ç.
The Life of Voltairine de Cleyre, Paul Avrich, Sel Publications, Istanbul, 1998 Poems translated into Turkish by hakan ç.
The Gravitational Carnation Edip Cansever, translated by Feyyaz Kayacan.
SONra [Turkish] hakan ç.
Huznu ancak huzunle ben yasarim [Turkish] hakan ç.
Composed upon Hammersmith Bridge Niall McDevitt
Sonnet 30 Shakespeare
Lucky Man John Gartland
Charlestown John Gartland
O sweet spontaneous e. e. cummings
Evening Philip Madden
The Moon is in my Belly Jocelyn Chaplin
See J. Chaplin's painting the moon is in my belly
Opposition Kaneko Mitsuharu
I dreamed this dream and I still dream of it Arseny Tarkovsky
"Everyday we put borders on our mind and borders over our ears to keep out all the crap of advertising, from experts and politicians, from the boss at work. These nomadic poems cross borders – there are many voices, many languages, the mixing of worlds, energies that are not controlled, not part of the proper bourgeois social order but outside of it, molecular, moving and dynamic, with the potential to carry us to new places. It’s the soundtrack of real human beings messing up the respectable borderlines of Nationality, Tradition and Authority."
On the Peninsula [english] Suzanne Burrows
Canal Trip [english] Yuko Minamikawa Adams
Dreaming of Waiting [english] Cliff Ashcroft
Dreaming of Still Water [english] Cliff Ashcroft
Poems in many languages (Spanish, French, Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Albanian, Russian, Greek, Japanese...) are read at the Untranslated Nights in the Arts Cafe in Whitechapel, London.
Photogrammes [French] Stéphane Zaparo
Record in the Morning [Japanese] Yuko Minamikawa Adams
Horse Cliff Ashcroft
Ethereal flames light my life
Dancing in the glory of our love
Showing me the truth nestled
Within our bodies, minds and hearts.
In our love I glory
Weilding the axe up high
To free the bonds of attachment
That would have us whither and die.
In our love glory shines
Like the burnished metal shield
Starlight dramas played out
Upon it, reflected and revealed.
I see the glory in you my love
So strong and bright and clear
A flame that burns through eternity
Lighting my way right now and here.
Last modified: 28 November 2002 since Oct 2001.