Monday with Swans

by Ece Apaydin

Everything that is holy is swan and now its death
blows towards me from yellow pines
baby wefts strange masks
pacifiers so that they are furious. let’s talk about the pacifiers
pseudo moms
verses that are broken like a swan’s neck
and therefore has been despaired from my meat
the death is opening a white nest from me

This is a fateful day of my life; Monday
white wipes that are gnawned by the worms of the wish tree
some pray for all as if I only lived
for the bottle corks
the lights that are opened for the winter palace
of the grasses in the garden so that they are furious. This sorrow
has fulfilled a love from the missing pieces of a tableware

Those narrated by a much cry and little wool on the roof

Everything that is holy is swan and their legs
does not come out of mud like its neck.

Translated from Turkish by Koray Feyiz

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KORAY FEYİZ, A Turkish poet, born in Istanbul in 1961, Koray Feyiz studied Geodesy and Photogrammetry Engineering, and Urban Planning, at Karadeniz Technical University, and at Middle East Technical University. He completed his doctoral dissertation on Urban Psychology. Feyiz is currently engaged in research on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. His first published poem appeared in one of Turkey’s most prestigous literary magazines, Varlık, in 1987. His poems and prose essays have continued to appear in numerous Turkish literary magazines over the last two decades. He has also published seven collections of his poetry: Mezarlar Eskimedi (The Graveyard is Not Exhausted, İz, 1987), Bir Mektupta İki Yalnızlık (Two Solitudes in One Letter, Engin, 1988), Ben O Issız O Yorgun Şehir (I Am a Desolate, Exhausted City, Prospero, 1995), Uhrevi Zorba (The Metaphysical Autocrat, Urun, 1995), DüşleGelen (To You Who Arrived in a Dream, Suteni, 1995), Seni Bağışladım Çünkü Beni Çok Üzdün (Cause of My Grief, I Forgive You, Hera, 1999) and Su Yarası (Wounded by the Water, Artshop 2010), (Translated by Dr.Nesrin Eruysal)

Last updated June 12, 2016