It was a dull grey night, you came up
Moss scent on your hair
Your eyes were blue
When you talk
blue whale sings in your voice
Mysterious secret beauty
which I can't get enough
When you smile
the bottomless well of the ocean in your eyes
which I don't have the heart to drown in
A deep blue
inside the blue
Since that day I have been a seagull on air, a fish in the water
My kinship with the sea birds has begun with you
In an autumn evening
In fact, the seagulls are addicted to the blue
on the other hand the cormorants to the deep blue
and they feed from time to time
Özer Genç (1953 Istanbul/Turkey)
He hails from a folk music and dance family. He has participated in events at various institutions and folklore festivals. His interests are poetry, fiction and drama and his works have been published in various magazines.
Socialist Laz-Turk poet and author Serkan Engin was born in 1975 in Izmit, Turkey. His poems and articles on poetry theory have appeared in more than fifty literary journals in Turkey. In 2004, he published a poem manifesto, entitled Imagist Socialist Poetry. He has been trying to launch a new movement in Turkish poetry and to this end has published numerous articles about literary theory. His poems and articles on poetry theory have been published in English in many international literary journals all over the world. He is the first Turkish poet in history who has written a poem on Armenian Genocide. His poem named “Barbarian and Ms Daisy” which has been dedicated to the victims of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek genocides has been accepted to the Armenian Poetry Project in 2015.
His political articles on Islam and also Armenian, Assyrian, Greek genocides have been published in many countries in many languages including Sweden, USA, Greece, India, France, Argentina, Netherland, Armenia, Indonesia and Finland.