Said about my country

My land, my land, my country,
I have lost my cap which was yours
and my shoes that bore your roads;
your last shirt is already
rags on my back.
It was Şile clothing.
Now you live only in the white
of my hair, the fiber of my body,
in the lines of my face,

my land, my home, my country.

​Yine Memleketim Üzerine Söylenmiştir by Nazım Hikmet

Translated September 6, 2020