For some reason today I woke up thinking about the Turkish poet, Orhan Veli Kanik. (Random, I know. )
I’m fascinated by Orhan Veli, and I’ve always found his spartan phrasing full of emotion.
He died young, at 36, after falling in a ditch after drinking. (Apparently, he was quite a drinker. I’m not judgin’). I read somewhere that his last poem was found wrapped around his toothbrush. That could be a fabrication, but, I like the thought.
Anyway, I thought I’d share my absolute favorite poem ever with you. Here you go:
What do you think? Like it? Hate it? Rather read a haiku?
Do you have a favorite poem? Put it in the comments – I’d love to read it!