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It had been a long day I was returning to love

It was a long day I was returning to love

A long one, my gosling, long out of love


I said here, the first kiss and the blue slit 

of your sex, so early in the morning,

the old fern of your hips

and your stomach, here your tongue

which has brought to me my forests.

In this bed your waking, so nude and so long,

and breaking on the rocks your old shadow, your voice,

that brown bird in your mouth, the river that is wild,

stay there, I urged, close as the first hour of birth,

there so I can kiss you first, right there your first kiss,

for love the dark word, the one sound,

like this, my love, I said just like this


Çok Uzun Bir Gündü Aşka Dönüyordum by İlhan Berk

Translated March 22, 2020

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