AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Ann Marquette, iNina Anderson, iJ. Allen Wilson, iMark Lichterman, iHelen Davis, iDr. Stanley Crawford, iDilip Dahanukar, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     
Esra Karatash Alpay

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Blog
· 318 Titles
· 886 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jul, 2003

Esra Karatash Alpay, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  Wolf at the Door
  2.  morning gesture
  3.  I Sprung
  4.  imaginable possibility
  5.  The Fighter
  6.  past encounter
  7.  The Garden of Death
  8.  A women's day poem
  9.  Ahhh . . . Thinking About Things
  10.  Watch What You Say
  11.  Mankind
  12.  His Life
  13.  I'll Be Doing It Until I Die
  14.  synchronized
  15.  Bedlam in Thibodaux
  16.  Afterglow
  17.  A Woman
  18.  My Failings
  19.  ISIS, et al
  20.  fusion of muse



The Bosphorous
by Esra Karatash Alpay

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Esra Karatash Alpay
•  Of Dementia
•  Beautiful Miracles
•  We Belong
•  Indifference
•  Mere Human Being
           >> View all 318

Sailing along the Bosphorous,
Listening to the seagulls cry,
I close my eyes and smell the sea.

The unique water stretch
Hath witnessed many wars.
Civilizations,
All fighting for,
To conquer,
To hold power.
Like a man were the mortals,
And the maiden was she.
In history,
A victory,
T'was to own this sea.
Byzantiniums, Ottomans,
All died for thee.
This love for
The Bosphorous,
Dividing the two continents,
Asia from Europe,
East from West,
Oriental from Occidental,
Hath survived.
An inheritance,
Of obsessive passion,
For every soul upon
Sighting Istanbul,
Hath been struck
By a mesmerizing beauty.

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.