Mahmud, The Loafer
by Orhan Veli
- All I do is this;
- I paint the sky every morning
- While you are asleep.
- You get up and see it's blue.
- The sea is ripped occasionally.
- You don't know who sews it back.
- I do.
- I fool around from time to time too.
- This is also my job.
- I think of a head in my head.
- I think of a stomach in my stomach.
- I think of a foot in my foot.
- I don't know what the hell to do.
Translated by Murat Nemet-Nejat, 1989