dreamplayer

by Nurduran Duman


dreamplayer

If I would open myself to the world. To laughter. To applause.

If I’d read a poem. If I’d prolong my tongue to distant countries

who would be the blank man if I sanded down his heart

 

If my brain’s gears would stop for a moment. If I’d brush.

If you would march off from my mind. Spontaneously.

You have a mind. Your feet. If you would give up somewhere.

 

If I’d fall from the language of the notebook, if I wouldn’t dream of you long,

if I wouldn’t be able to think where is the cat what curiosity

You. If you would push off from my memory from my heart.

Translated by Andrew Wessels

hayalçalar

Açılsam dünyaya. Gülüşe. Alkışa.

Şiir söylesem. Uzatsam dilimi uzak ülkelere

beyaz adam kim zımparalasam kalbini

 

Bir dursa beynimin dişlileri. Fırçalasam.

Sen aklımdan çıkıp gitsen. Kendiliğinden.

Aklın var. Ayakların. Bir yerde bıraksan.

 

Defterce düşsem uzun düşlemesem üstüne

düşünemez olsam kedi nerede merak ne

Sen. hatırdan gönülden çeksen gitsen.