walk this way…

Some say that a woman is for sleeping with
Long winter nights…

Some say that a woman is for play-likewalk this way
Like a sexy dancer on a green harvest ground
To make her dance with nine-castanets…

Some say she is my spouse…
Some say she is the spiritual debt
That I carry around my neck

Some say; she’s the one who leavens my bread,
Some say; she’s one who gives my children birth…She’s neither this nor that, not a sexy dancer, not a spouse, not a debt, none of that!

She is my arms and my legs and my head..
My mother, my wife, my sister, my lover-confidant
She is My Lifelong Bosom Friend…

-Nazım Hikmet –

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