Tag Archives: Turkish 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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Karagöz buys rags, loves “musique,” quotes Orhan Veli Kanık


After honoring the Jewish high holy days in an uncharacteristic respectful silence and period of meditation and contemplation, Karagöz is back in full force.  Despite all of his quiet days, he has been observing Celebi, Tiryaki and Esma sharing their favorite … Continue reading

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