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So that I can’t see the light of the day
God draws the curtain

I am taking my heart out of a wolf’s mouth

I thought this place was all in stones
it is but all in darkness

colds, winters, leaves standing
inside the body of a girl
-Ankara is alone like a widow-

my body is melting by the snow of sorrow
I am lacking, for sure

even to be one person


MÜESSER YENİAY was born in İzmir, 1984; graduated from Ege University, with a degree in English Language and Literature. She has won several prizes in Turkey.

Her books are Dibine Düşüyor Karanlık da (2009), Evimi Dağlara Kurdum (translation), Yeniden Çizdim Göğü (2011), The Other Consciousness: Surrealism and The Second New (2013), Before Me There Were Deserts (2014). She has also published Contemporary Spanish Anthology with Metin Cengiz and Jaime B. Rosa.

Her poems have been translated into various languages. Müesser is the editor of the literature magazine Şiirden (of Poetry). She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Turkish literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, and is also a member of PEN and the Writers Syndicate of Turkey.

© 2015, Müesser Yeniay

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