I. Ankara, 12/8/37 9 P.M. This terrible winter I'm writing my first letter In a Hungarian restaurant; My dear Oktay Tonight all the drunks Send their greetings. II. Ankara, 12/10/37 2:30 P.M. It is raining outside at this moment, Clouds are drifting in the mirror; These days Melih and I are in love with the same girl. III. Ankara, 1/1/38 10 A.M. Short of money I'm looking for a job. Nothing doing. If I weren't in love, Maybe I wouldn't wait For the day I'll die for mankind.
Orhan Veli Translated by Murat Nemet-Nejat, 1989