Oh you suns! I have grown lighter by abundance. I know, of course, that distances have been memorized by way of my brilliant white feathers. Sidelong glances on my breast. The tinder is in my chest, trees crackling, I feel you burn: I, the Huma Bird never lands on the plain of your loins. Like stunned and cageless animals we live on water's other shore.
by Ilhan Sami Çomak, from Geldim Sana
Translated by Caroline Stockford