Tarık Günersel-Turkey

Poet, playright,actor and director,Tarık Günersel worked at Istanbul City Theater as a dramaturg. His works include Breaths of Infinity (Sonsuzluk Solukları, a mosaic of poems), and My 300th Birthday Speech (short stories). Becoming(Oluşmak) consists of is a collection of his aphorisms and various ideas from world wisdom. His plays include Billennium, Nero and Agrippina, Sociology of Shit,Threat, and Virtually Yours. He has written four libretti for the composer Selman Ada: Ali Baba&40,Blue Dot, Forbidden Love, andAnother Planet. His translations into Turkish include works by Arthur Miller, Samuel Beckett, Vaclav Havel ad Savyon Liebrecht. His presentation of World Poetry Day to PEN International in 1997 led to its adoption by UNESCO. Ex-president of PEN Turkey Center, in Tokyo he was elected to PEN International Board for 2010-12. In 2013 he initiated the Earth Civilization Project with with various intellectuals from around the world.

www.tarikgunersel.com

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Europe is Dying in Bosnia

Europe is watching herself being tortured,
raped and killed.
Long live, Barbarity! You are almighty.
The future, too, is yours.
Long live, Barbarity! The future will also
be your obedient servant
like today’s angels of “free” enterprise or state
like today’s workers of the world
like today’s believers and non-believers.
We are your obedient servants, Barbarity.
You are the ruler of the world.
Thank us: Thanks to us.

Forgive us, children
-born or yet to be born
Forgive us Jesus, forgive us Marx
Forgive us Bruno, Mother Teresa, Mme Curie
Forgive us the Unknown Resistance Fighter
Forgive us, all those who lived for human
liberation and peace
Forgive us, children
For we cannot forgive ourselves.

Forgive us, those who’ve been tortured and killed
Forgive us, those who’re being tortured and killed
Forgive us, those who will be tortured and killed

Hitler rests in peace.
Europe is dying in Bosnia.
The rest is… “easy”. More and more.

1994

9/!!

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Newer York

“Life” t günersel

image storms, stormy images, storm images

image factories
image operations, autopsies

solution images
desires for desire image
image wars, captives
victories of victory image
image image
image of image image
victory of the image of image image,
image of victory image of image image

image of images
image of supreme
competitions of supreme images
competition of competitions of supreme image

friendship image, image friendship
frienship to friendship image

image of seeking truth

image particles
memories

cemetery of images

cemetery of images of cemetery of images

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