Thursday, April 26, 2012

"To be able to sing together..."

To be able to sing together
pulling the nets all together from the sea,
together to forge the iron like a lace,
all together to plow the soil,
to be able to eat the honey-filled figs together
and to be able to say:
everything but the cheek of the beloved
we all share together everywhere…
--Nazim Hikmet, The Epic of Sheikh Bedrettin