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
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,"
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...
My country or the stars Or my youth, what's farthest?
The strangest of our powers Is the courage to live Knowing that we will die, Knowing nothing more true.
Loneliness feels like prison.
The world's not run by governments or money but people rule a hundred years from now maybe but it will be for sure.
Separation isn't time or distance it's the bridge between us finer than silk thread sharper than swords
All I wrote about us is lies All I wrote about us is the truth