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HULKI AKTUNC, from SONGS

Thirty-Fifth Song

During that year he did not see anyone along 
The steppes he kept going on

Horses and donkeys he thoght unbroken 
Even the mules he did not near and along 
The vast steppes kept going all alone

His special tongue he shouldn’t forget 
And the laconic word in that language 
Which covered all forms of reproach and praying, along 
The vast steppes kept him always murmuring on

He sang songs twisting their tunes 
Changing the order of words moaning 
And forcing all great joys and pains to tears 
Adorned them with unexpected laughter 
He called out his own name for days and along 
The vast steppes kept going on

He ate wild-tulip stems chewed black-cactus 
Lost in deep thouoht he defacted and peed 
Began to envision all the faces he knew 
Concentrating hard he created a vision of each 
From oasis and river to the sea turning sandheaps to water 
Along the vast steppes kept vanishing on

Hoping never to meet himself again along 
The vast steppes and off was gone. 

Translated by Tomris Uyar 

— 1 day ago
#poetry  #poems 
'Caretaking' at 3:AM Magazine →

Hey, I wrote a thing about dogsitting and murder and these guys published it.

— 3 days ago with 2 notes
#dogs  #murder  #fiction  #publishing  #stories 
poboh:

Moonlight on the Norwegian coast, 1876, Knud Baade. Norwegian (1808 - 1879)

poboh:

Moonlight on the Norwegian coast, 1876, Knud Baade. Norwegian (1808 - 1879)

— 1 week ago with 720 notes
"

You must learn her.

You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.

You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.

And, this is how you keep her.

"
Junot Díaz, This Is How You Lose Her

(Source: waxenneat)

— 1 week ago with 1017 notes
#junot diaz 
egonschiele-art:

Harbor of Trieste, 1907
Egon Schiele

egonschiele-art:

Harbor of Trieste, 1907

Egon Schiele

— 1 week ago with 364 notes
Candide’s Garden: A Parable | Helen DeWitt →

Engineering is a social machine to give us the gift of solitude when we choose it.”

You should read this right now.

— 1 week ago
#helen dewitt  #fiction  #short fiction  #candide 

Istanbul/Büyükada/Sacy-le-Petit/Marseille/Laroque-des-Albères/Toulouse/Amsterdam/Budapest/Bucharest/Istanbul and god knows how many train stations and bus stops in between, but it’s been awful nice.

— 1 week ago with 2 notes