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Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan, Istanbul

Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan was born in 1926 in Tarsus. He studied in Konya and Eskişehir and worked as accountant in an office and later in the general directorate of İş Bankası (bank) in Ankara. He retired in 1977 while he was the vice public relations director of the bank. After his retirement, he founded an art gallery in İstanbul. He died on 4 November 1984.
His first poem was published in Yedigün literary periodical while he was a student. In later years he continued writing. He published his first poetry book in 1947. He also published a travel book about his travels in Europe. In total he has published 33 poetry books and 17 other books. Most of his poems are love poetry, but he also wrote satire poems. In later poetry he followed the style of Orhan Veli Kanık.



Evin içinde bir oda, odada İstanbul
Odanın içinde bir ayna, aynada İstanbul
Adam sigarasını yaktı, bir İstanbul dumanı
Kadın çantasını açtı, çantada İstanbul
Çocuk bir olta atmıştı denize, gördüm
Çekmeğe başladı, oltada İstanbul
Bu ne biçim su, bu nasıl şehir
Şişede İstanbul, masada İstanbul
Yürüsek yürüyor, dursak duruyor, şaşırdık
Bir yanda o, bir yanda ben, ortada İstanbul
İnsan bir kere sevmeye görsün, anladım
Nereye gidersen git, orada İstanbul. 

Ümit Yaşar Oğuzcan


A room inside the house, inside the room Istanbul,
A mirror inside the room, Istanbul on the mirror
The man lit up his cigarette, an Istanbul smoke
The woman opened up her bag, in the bag Istanbul
The child had thrown to the sea a fishing line, I saw
He started to pull out, on the fishing line Istanbul
What kind of water is this, what kind of a city
In the bottle Istanbul, on the table Istanbul
Walks when we walk, stops when we stop, we’re confused
On one side she, one side me, in the middle Istanbul
Once a person loves, I understood
Wherever you go, there’s  Istanbul.




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Latest revision: 6. September 2015 18:06 

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