Short Poems

Short Poems by Işıl İlkter

a subtle kiss

on the bridge

that magnificent

mile.

.the windy city

 

blues in my ears

great Shirley Johnson

sings and my eyes

dripping tears.

.blue Chicago

 

my mother is like the sea

how big, beautiful and blue.

.la mère et la mer

 

put your head under the water,

tell me what you hear.

.silence

 

I envy the tranquillity of the sky

my mind is as jammed as

the Istanbul traffic.

.flight

 

lights out.

where is the cat?

.hypocrisy

 

I am forty-five stories high

I waver on the edge but

I know.

I am not brave to take the fall.

.stairway

 


 

Short Poems by Büşra Kurt

 

a plate of shrimp

and the smell of moss

on the coast of Tenedos

 

 

i know

there is no tomorrow

say you love me

say it for tonight

_tired

 

you are not allowed

to read this poem

in your country

 

_ban

 

 

how about loving me

until there is no more ‘you and me’

 

_1

 

don’t close your eyes

i’m cold

 

_fire

 


 

Short Poem by Hira Ekin Sürcan

 

Crush

A short bus ride

One glance

No sounds, no words

Only you and me

And all the imagination about how happy we would be.

 


 

Photo credit: Ilgın Acar

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