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Lullaby for baby Dursun

Hello, baby Dursun, hello
Here's water, Dursun,
here light,
here the air,
here, Dursun, is the world we share.

Oh, my baby's lullaby,
to which sleeps Dursun.
Let him sleep and grow up
tall and quick,

to see what more there is.
Here the cradle,
here jail,
here the fight
of the world we share, Dursun baby.

I sing the rest
of your rhyme to you.
Let our mothers bear
more strong men,
out their lion's womb.

Dursun Bebeğe Ninni by Melih Cevdet Anday

Translated June 2, 2020

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