Excerpt from ‘Let us not speak’

As the whole city sleeps
Let us speak little
In a corner the light can't reach.
There is belief between us
and the dryness of a thirsting mouth.
Let us sit and pour out the pictures
in our heads onto the surface of water.

Let the doves coo, but let us not speak!

By Ilhan Sami Çomak from Geldim Sana

Translated by Caroline Stockford

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