Daily Archives: August 1, 2009


Who was it
Said I was struck on Süheyla?
Who was it
Saw me kissing Eleni
Near Yüksekkaldirim in broad daylight?
Then I grabbed Melahat
And took her to Alemdar, right?
I’ll explain that later, but
Whose legs did I touch-up on the tram?
Apparently I have a taste for Galata brothels,
Apparently we get smashed
And go there to unwind.
Don’t waste your time,
Forget all that crap –
Like I don’t know what I’m doing.

Or is it the story of me throwing Mualla
Into a rowing boat and making her sing
“Your pain is in my heart”?


Orhan Veli

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