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Galata Köprüsü The Galata Bridge

Dikilir köprü üzerine,
Keyifle seyrederim hepinizi.
Kiminiz kürek çeker, suya suya ;
Kiminiz midye çıkarır dubalardan;
Kiminiz dümen tutar mavnalarda;
Kiminiz cimacıdır halat basında;
Kiminiz kustur, uçar, şairane;
Kiminiz balıktır, pırıl pırıl;
Kiminiz vapur, kiminiz şamandıra;
Kiminiz bulut, havalarda;
Kiminiz çatanadır, kırdığı gibi bacayı,
Şıp diye geçer Köprünün altından;
Kiminiz düdüktür, öter;
Kiminiz dumandır, tüter;
Ama hepiniz, hepiniz...
Hepiniz geçim derdinde.
Bir ben miyim keyif ehli içinizde?
Bakmayın, gün olur, ben de
Bir şiir söylerim belki sizlere dair;
Elime üç beş kuruş geçer;
Karnim doyar benim de.

Hanging around on the Bridge,
Gleefully I watch all of you...
Out there, some of you row backward
Or pick mussels off the buoys;
Some clutch the rudders of barges
Or catch the ropes on the dock,
And the birds in flight, like poems,
And the glittering fish;
Then the ferryboats and floats,
Clouds drifting in the air,
Tugboats with funnels lowered
Glide quickly under the Bridge;
Over there, the whistles blow,
I watch the smoke curl up and go.
But all of you, all of you...
Struggle to make ends meet.
Am I the only one who has fun?
Never mind, maybe some day
I'll write a poem about all of you,
Make a couple of bucks
And get something to eat.


Orhan Veli Kanık
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