An Invitation to a Poetry Reading Event!

Big Bend Poets warmly presents the guest speaker:

Ali F. Bilir, author and poet from Istanbul, Turkey
Internationally known – Introduce to Tallahassee Poets
Daughter – Defne Bilir, Ph.D Student at FSU

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, September, 9th, 2008
Location: Books a Million, Thomasville Road, at Capitol Circle Overpass, Tallahassee, FL
Time: 7:00 p.m. guest speaker, open mic starts at 8 P.M.

Lake Ella

“They scale death with separation…”~~~ Folk song

Lake Ella,
tiny lake
how familiar she seems —
yet completely separate

Lake Ella,
mysterious and
night tired
like a martin
f
a
l
l
i
n
g
onto the water

Water lily,
children running about,
woman with a puppy —

the day,
too busy
for me.

Lake Ella,
Why is separation
always more painful than
death?

~~~Tallahassee, August, 2008; Translated by Susan Bright