Serkan Engin
 

Ghazal to Pera Belle

now love is a tearing paper sea which of blue is thin
i don’t ask that from where a pair of indelible hazel eyes burn

the sky falls down on our life and slim letters spread on us
lame birds bleed to the treble clef of loneliness

now life is a ruined wall which i scratch to my dreams
who hush so much disappointment which i couldn’t know

only fuzzy poems exculpate me which i baste to my dumb life
my jumbled days stammer even though i turn around myself many

now my skin is an unrhymed verse without your hands
i don’t ask that from where a pair of indelible hazel eyes burn


 

Orijinal Metin:

Peralı Güzele Gazel

şimdi Aşk yırtılan bir kağıt deniz mavisi eksik
sormuyorum nereden tutuşur bir çift ela göz silemediğin

gök yıkılır ömrümüze üstümüze ince harfler bulaşır
kanar durur aksak kuşlar sol anahtarına yalnızlığın

şimdi dirim yıkık bir duvar düşlerime usturayla çizdiğim
kim susar bunca hayal kırıklığını bilemediğim

lâl ömrüme teyellediğim flu şiirler aklar beni ancak
ne kadar dönsem de çevremde kekeler tarumar günlerim

şimdi tenim kafiyesiz bir dize ellerin olmayınca
sormuyorum nereden tutuşur bir çift ela göz silemediğin

Serkan Engin
Afrodisyas Sanat Kasım-Aralık 2007
 

Copyright © 2010 Serkan Engin
 
A Laz poet from Turkey, Serkan Engin was born in 1975 in Izmit/Turkey. He was influenced by his parents to study at Navy Military Lycee but was dismissed from Navy Military High School in 1995 because he was undisciplined. He then studied at technical high school in Kocaeli University, and now he is a vigorous antimilitarist.

His poems have been published in more than fifty literature journals in Turkey and he has also published a poem manifesto at a literature journal in 2004, “Imagist Socialist Poetry.” He  has tried to start a new poetry movement in Turkish Poetry. He has also published numerous articles in literature journals about literary theory according to his poetry movement. The basic motto of his poetry movement is “Imagist in the form, socialist in the content“ and the other basic motto is “If you have no fight, you don’t have any poem”.