Category Archives: Reflections

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[Photo Credit: Self; Location: State College, PA ~ Fall of 2017]

clouds tear up sighing
children no longer playful
what did we create

© hülya n. yılmaz, 10.13.2018

 

 

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[Photo Credit: Self; Location: Peja, Kosovo ~ September 17, 2018]

our gracious host-poet
a war survivor of fame
still loving valiant

© hülya n. yılmaz, 10.13.2018

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[Photo Credit: Self; Location: The terrace of a dearest family of friends in Amman, Jordan ~ July, 2018]

no need to be blood
true blood in soul through and through
unconditional

(c) hülya n. yılmaz, 10.13.2018

 

 

 

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[Photo Credit: Self (No! I was not drunk . . .); Location: On the road to Peja, Kosovo ~ Summer, 2018]

the mountains’ beauty
an intoxicating bliss
some of us are not

© hülya n. yılmaz, 10.13.2018

 

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[Photo Credit: Self; Location: Skopje, Macedonia ~ Summer, 2018]

feelings of much guilt
too many suffer horrors
yet nature numbs me

© hülya n. yılmaz, 10.13.2018

 

 

 

 

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“Falling Leaves”

spiraling down
a bunch of dry leaves
landed on the asphalt
if my car did not crush them
drivers behind me surely did
the warm early-fall breeze
was too laid-back to enable
those beauties of nature’s recent past
one more minute to last
you may ask

what’s in a few dry leaves?

a mere excuse for me to contemplate
my travels in less fortunate lands

in one of them, called Palestine,
i had seen frivolous mercilessness,
that which stems from us,
the supposedly humane human species
for whose hate-filled greed
the innocent was being crushed
under the fancy tools of modernity
eagerly crafted by none other
than our so-called humanity

i screamed in silence
“enough already! when, where do you stop?”
facing such sorrow,
even my lungs could not keep up
they abandoned me in my shout
thus they keep falling prematurely
one new-growth of a leaf at a time . . .

 

(c) hülya n. yılmaz, 10.1.2018

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Dear readers who might be my Facebook and / or Instagram followers: This post will be a duplicate for you as I have recently posted it on my Timeline.

“Good Morning, Princess!”
the cook with a broad sweet smile
laughter served each day

(c) hülya n. yılmaz, 10.6.2018

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[Photo Credit: Self; Location: Giza, Cairo]

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