2nd Most Read Poem of the World!

1 week ago we were very proud of being Turkish because one of the wellknown Turkish poets, Orhan Veli KANIK, becomes the 2nd most read poet of the world! As you see we are exaggerating this by using "of the world" We are Turks and we love exaggeration. :)


One of the poems of KANIK becomes the second most read poem in a website called Lyrikline. Lyrikline has a biggest data on poets and poems so it's choosings are very important in this sector. Lyrikline is a Berlin-based platform.

The name of the poem is "Anlatamıyorum" in Turkish. You can translate it as "I can't explain!" in English. You can read whole poem below:

I can't explain poem

It's a short but meaningful poem. Everyone knows this poet and his this poem in Turkey

I also searched for the first most read poem by Lyrikline and found it. It is "Stufen" by Hermann Hesse. You can also read it here:

stufen in English

"Stufen" is a German word that means "Stages" or "Phases" in English.

Have you ever heard these poets and poems? Have you ever read these two poems? Do you like poetry? 

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22 Comments

  1. ...life is to be lived and enjoyed now, later may not happen for all of us!

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  2. Those are really, really good!

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  3. This is the first Kanik poem I've read and I liked it a lot. Sometimes it's difficult to understand poetry in translation, but here I think the meaning came through well

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    1. Yes this poem is very easy to translate and understand.

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  4. These poems are incredible xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2019/07/alchimie-forever-because-your-skin.html

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  5. Thanks for your good introduction of the poet.

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  6. Thank for introducing me this poet,
    happy weekend!

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  7. His words are wonderful! Thank you for sharing! Have a great week.

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    1. Thank you for commenting!

      Have a great work also!

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  8. Nice poem! By the way, Turkey (Anatolia) gets a small mention tomorrow in my blog about the Assyria Empire.

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    1. Thanks for the inform. I am going to visit your blog to read it.

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  9. aww....wonderful...
    good for him and Turkey

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