Hasret – A Poem


are you?

Around me

in books

on screens

a picture, an image.

Has – ret. A small word


so many

in the waters

over the bridge.

A bridge? From here to there

–         binding,

bringing together.



to me it is hasret. Mine.


  • Hasret means nostalgia, longing. I saw it in a title of a song and I loved how it sounded. I have to thank Merve Oflaz who introduced me to this composer and Dincer Demir who gave me the exact definition of the word.

Here is the music and its title that inspired the poem:

10 thoughts on “Hasret – A Poem

    1. Thank you so much, Naomi! Such a beautiful language and country, has captured my heart : ) I wish I could speak more languages, each one has its own beauty!

      Many thanks,

  1. Love it! Love the power of single words…to read the word and then let it do its work inside us … It’s almost purifying.
    Hugs, dear Vicky

  2. Dear Vicky,
    Music has always inspired me to write poems, draw pictures and even write blog posts:) We have lots of things in common:) It’s great to have a friend like you. You really are creative in many ways.
    By the way, thank you very much for the kind mention.
    Merve Oflaz

    1. Thank you so so much, Merve!

      I would love to read some of your poems, if you like! And see your drawings..I wish I could draw too : ) I am very happy we are friends as well!

      Big hugs,

  3. It’s commonly agreed that the right side of the human brain works well with “art” i.e. music, drawing, poetry, imagination… etc. And what you do is to use right brain which touches the left, in which the academic side functions. The song itself, the title of the poem activates the imagination and helps the reader remember each individual lexical items used in the poem. You helped me a lot have a journey towards my nostalgia.
    “Where are you?” is the sort of a question of which answer will be attempted to be seeked for anyone in life. “You” in the question could well be the beloved, the places where people have memories, or anything else.
    Thank you Vicky, for the lovely poem attached with the lovely music.
    Good job… 🙂

    1. Dear Turgut,

      Many many thanks and all my appreciation for your wonderful comment. I love how you perceived the poem…I am so happy you liked it!

      Best wishes,

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