I CAME TO YOU ALWAYS WITH A PIECE OF SKY

1. Look for me there in the rivers at night, there in the rivers at night.

2. I came to you always with a piece of sky.

3. I came in the attire of olden times and with a black moustache.

4. I set myself up there as the balcony of an old house.

5. I used to stop and wave my fist to the trees and never leave.

6. Love is a shadow.

İlhan Berk
Translated by George Messo

(from Madrigals by İlhan Berk, available from Shearsman Books)

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