Güntürk Üstün

Güntürk Üstün

Raised in Izmir by the Aegean Coast, Mr Güntürk Üstün, a retired medical doctor, a poet, a long-time maritime, railroad and aviation fan has lived in Istanbul for the past 23 years and he currently works on his new books of poetry [He has written and published 6 books (all in Turkish) until now]. His poems have been published in various literary journals and anthologies in Turkey as well as in a English language poetry website called Mediterranean Poetry (www.odyssey.pm) based in Sweden. Mr Üstün is fluent both in English and French.


Without exaggeration
My dear and devoted woman
With your iconic looks
Of a Hitchcock blonde
Swimming topless
In a secluded Mediterranean cove
I love you more than
Poems and ships
Please do believe
In my frankness
And do not lose yourself
In the hazy horizons
Of morbid jealousy
And be aware that
Thanks to the mind-caressing
Knowledge flowing
From the delightful
And pleasant travel books
My love for poems and ships
Is becoming more consistent
And less sceptical
Than your love for me
Darling, do not say
I did not inform you
Kindly and on time
With these unpretentious lines

          © Güntürk Üstün-2017

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