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Well-Known Corners of the People

Içime yolculuk/Journey to the inner me

Ahmet Barut

Gecedir belki

Sebebi suskunluğumun

Sessiz yalın kapkaranlık gece

Çıkışsız labirentleridir ya da

İçe yolculuğumun

Kökler salmak istiyordum oysa

Göğe uzanacaktı dallarım

Bilmezdim hiç kendim olacağımı

Beni topraktan söküp atanın

Maybe in the night

The reason is my silence

The silent plain dark night

Or mazes with no exit

My inward journey

Whereas I wanted to take roots

Freeze belly paint

I never knew I'd be myself

Rip me out of the ground

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