Ali F. Bilir’s Poem is Published at the First Literary Review – East

Ali F. Bilir’s poem “Give Me a New Name” is published at the May 2015 issue of First Literary Review – East.

Give me a new name

a fresh one

in rainbow colors,

an unfolded butterfly

kites, birds, and the sound of zephyr,

passing through the mountains

and the infinite blue

a sailboat on the shore, and

smile of a child


neither a dark shadow,

a rope, a lasso,

nor a manacle

should fetter it,

give me a new name


                                                             —Ali F. Bilir