Tag Archives: Poetry

Bread, salt and love: Happy Valentine’s Day from the Karagöz puppets (and Nazim Hikmet)


Happy Valentine’s Day to all – the Karagöz puppets’ gift to you today is the sharing of a Nazim Hikmet poem which likens love to dipping bread into salt…relayed here in English and then in Turkish… I love you like … Continue reading

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Nazim Hikmet: Seviyorum seni


It’s been a long, long time since I have written about our very own in-house puppet lovers, Celebi the modern lover and Khadijah, the servant girl from Ottoman Egypt.  Defying tradition with the declaration of their love, these two are … Continue reading

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Saf and Dobra present veiled commentary via Wislawa Szymborska’s “3 weirdest words”


  Saf and Dobra are back lately.  You may recall that these two puppets love and hate Turkiye.  Usually they reside in the recesses of my mind – and are more present in M., who loves-hates his country of birth, … Continue reading

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