Your heart has become the earth
let it give elixir into the veins
bring fertility to the soil
from the springs behind the mountain Qaf.
let the benevolence of the crops
be the silver key to life.
let your heart soothe
the day laborer
let it massage the broken wings of birds
let it grant refuge
to the ants, working collectively, in solidarity
let heart fill with generosity
giving butterflies an extra day of life
let it be a lifeline
like the womb
let your heart be crystal clear
as clear as water
let it give life to the lifeless.
Translation by Barış Altıntaş, Media and Law Studies Association (MSLA)
First published here: https://medyavehukuk.org/en/800-days-behind-bars-nedim-turfent-van-prison