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Why do I think of masts
When I mention a port?
And of sailboats
When I mention the open seas?

Of cats when I mention March,
Of workers when I mention justice?
And why does the old miller
Believe in God without thinking?

And on windy days
Why does the rain come down at a slant?

Orhan Veli Translated by Murat Nemet-Nejat, 1989