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Fahriye Abla Fahriye Abla

Hava keskin bir komur kokusuyla dolar.
Kapanirdi daha gun batmadan kapilar.
Bu, afyon ruhu gibi baygin mahalleden,
Hayalimde tek cizgi bir sen kalmissin, sen!
Hulyasindaki genis aydinliga gulen
Gozlerin, dislerin ve ak pak gerdaninla
Ne guzel komsumuzdun sen, Fahriye abla!

Evimiz kutu gibi kucucuk bir evdi,
Sarmasiklarla balkonu ortuk bir evdi;
Gunesin batmasina yakin saatlerde
Yikanirdi golgesi kuytu bir derede;
Yaz, kis yesil bir saksi itir pencerede;
Bahcende akasyalar acardi baharla,
Ne sirin komsumuzdun sen, Fahriye abla!

Once upuzun, sonra kesik sacin vardi;
Tenin bugdaysi, boyun bir basak kadardi;
Icini giciklardi butun erkeklerin,
Altin bileziklerle dolu bileklerin.
Acilirdi ruzgarda kisa eteklerin;
Acik sacik sarkilar soylerdin en fazla,
Ne capkin komsumuzdun sen, Fahriye abla!

Gonul verdin derlerdi o delikanliya,
En sonunda varmissin bir Erzincanliya.
Bilmem simdi hala bu ilk kocanda misin?
Hala daglari karli Erzincan'da misin?
Birak, gecmis gunleri gonlum hatirlasin;
Hatirada kalan sey degismez zamanla,
Ne vefali komsumizdun sen, Fahriye abla

The air filled with a pungent charcoal smell
And the doors closed before sunset;
From that neighborhood as languid as a laudanum
You are the only surviving trace in my memory, you
Who smiled at the vast light of her own dreams.
With your eyes, your teeth, and your white neck
What a sweet neighbor you were, Fahriye abla!

Your house was as small as a neat box;
Its balcony thickly intertwined and the shades
Of ivies at the tiny hours of the sunset
Washed over in a nearby hidden brook.
A green flowerpot stood in your window all year round
And in spring acacias blossomed in your garden
What a charming neighbor you were, Fahriye abla!

Earlier you had long hair, then short and styled;
Light-complexioned, you were as tall as an ear of corn,
Your wrists laden with ample golden bracelets
Tickled the heart of all men
And occasionally your short skirt swayed in the wind.
You sang mostly obscene love songs
What a sexy neighbor you were, Fahriye Abla!

Rumors had it that you were in love with that lad
And finally you were married to a man from Erzincan
I don't know whether you still live with your first husband
Or whether you are in Erzincan of snowy mountaintops.
Let my heart recollect the long-forgotten days
Things that live in memory do not change by time
What a nice neighbor you were, Fahriye Abla!

Ahmet Muhip Diranas
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