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I also wish to have black friends
With strange unknown names
And sail with them
From Madagascar to ports in China.
I wish one of them to stand on the deck,
Watching the stars, to sing
``Lulu, my Lulu'' every night.

I wish to meet
One of them
In Paris
One day.

Orhan Veli Translated by Murat Nemet-Nejat, 1989