Monday, October 29, 2012
For Republic's Day, a Quote from Nazim Hikmet
Today, Hikmet is buried in Moscow (image above).
The Republic of Turkey was established by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on this day in 1923, which was 89 years ago.
Here is a quote from Hikmet, who is honored here in America with the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival which is usually held in April:
"Living is no laughing matter. You must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example_ I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation."