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PRISON SONG – V / SABAHATTİN ALİ

12 Mar

PRISON SONG – V 

Don’t let your head bend down,

Never mind, heart, never mind;

Don’t let your wailing be heard,

Never mind, heart, never mind…

On the outside crazy waves

Come and wash the walls;

These sounds entertain you,

Never mind, heart, never mind…

Hold your face up

Even though you can’t see the sea:

The sky is like a sea;

Never mind, heart, never mind…

When your problems rear up

Throw a curse on God…

You have some more days to see;

Never mind, heart, never mind…

Bullets being fired finish; 

Roads being taken finish; 

Time being served is finished; 

Never mind, heart, never mind…

 

1933

SABAHATTİN ALİ

(25 Şubat 1907 – 2 Nisan 1948)

Translated by Baki Yiğit

HAPİSHANE ŞARKISI V 

Başın öne eğilmesin,

Aldırma gönül, aldırma;

Ağladığın duyulmasın,

Aldırma gönül, aldırma…

Dışarda deli dalgalar

Gelip duvarları yalar;

Seni bu sesler oyalar,

Aldırma gönül, aldırma…

Görmesen bile denizi,

Yukarıya çevir gözü:

Deniz gibidir gökyüzü;

Aldırma gönül, aldırma…

Dertlerin kalkınca şaha

Bir sitem yolla Allah’a…

Görecek günler var daha;

Aldırma gönül, aldırma…

Kurşun ata ata biter;

Yollar gide gide biter;

Ceza yata yata biter;

Aldırma gönül, aldırma…

1933

SABAHATTİN ALİ

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