Nazim Hikmet
Nâzım Hikmet Ran commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet (naːˈzɯm hicˈmet), was a Turkish
Turkey , known officially as the Republic of Turkey , is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe...

 poet, playwright, novelist and memoirist. He was acclaimed for the "lyrical flow of his statements". Described as a "romantic communist" and "romantic revolutionary", he was repeatedly arrested for his political beliefs and spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages.
He came from a cosmopolitan and distinguished family of Polish
Polonezköy or Adampol is a small village at the Asian side of Istanbul, about 30 kilometers away from the historic city center, within the boundaries of the Beykoz district...

 and Circassian ancestry, his father Hikmet Bey was the son of Mehmed Nazım Pasha and his mother Celile Hanım was the grand-daughter of Mehmed Ali Pasha, who was of German origin.

I'm twenty-seven, she's seventeen. "Blind Cupid, lame Cupid, both blind and lame Cupid said, Love this girl,"

From A Spring Piece Left In The Middle

I've never regretted I was born too soon. I'm proud to be a child of the twentieth century. I'm satisfied to join its ranks on our side and fight for a new world...

From On the Twentieth Century (12 November 1941)

My country or the stars Or my youth, what's farthest?

From In the Snowy Night Woods (10 March 1956)

The strangest of our powers Is the courage to live Knowing that we will die, Knowing nothing more true.

From In the Snowy Night Woods (10 March 1956)

Loneliness feels like prison.

From New Year's Eve (23 March 1956)

The world's not run by governments or money but people rule a hundred years from now maybe but it will be for sure.

From Optimism (12 September 1957)

Separation isn't time or distance it's the bridge between us finer than silk thread sharper than swords

From Separation (6 June 1960)

All I wrote about us is lies All I wrote about us is the truth

From About Us (30 September 1960)