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What The Poet Calls on to The Train

What The Poet Calls on to The Train

Who and what is he calling? Love, pain, joy, sadness, childhood, aspirations, thoughts... Mostly poetry... Haydar Ergülen calls on poetry to help, to express the…
Philosopher

Philosopher

I don't know if the journey needs philosophy, but philosophy needs a journey. The journey makes those who set off on it a philosopher. Imagine…
Away From White Men

Away From White Men

Typee-A Peep at Polynesian Life (Yapı Kredi Publications, 2nd print, 2013) is Herman Melville’s first novel. Its being a novel or an autobiographic narration is…
A Raillover Poet

A Raillover Poet

I used to consider myself as a train poet until I met with the Raillover Poet last year. I realized then, that writing train articles,…
Haydarpaşa’s Cat

Haydarpaşa’s Cat

Young poets seek poetry in books; they read it in books, and they want to write of their own. They read; they write; they write;…
Undying Emotions

Undying Emotions

Readers feel an emptiness, which also occurs after reading the other Murakami novels due to unanswered questions, in The Wild Sheep Chase (Doğan Books, 9th print, 2016).  For instance, unexplained mysteries of the character called Mouse are left hanging in the air at the end of the novel and this awakens the feelings of emptiness and being adrift…
Eskişehir

Eskişehir

If train goes through it, poetry does too. If poetry goes through it, article definitely does. Above all, what if a river goes through it,…
Where Are You Going?

Where Are You Going?

When someone mentions ‘people of the Black Sea region’ most of us smile, an impression around our eyes and a meaningful look on our faces…
RAINTRAIN

RAINTRAIN

I might have written this before. Do not take me seriously when I say might; it is just a figure of speech; I must have…
A SEARCH FOR A NEW METHOD

A SEARCH FOR A NEW METHOD

Ahmet Yaşar Ocak examines many fascinating historical names such as Ahmed-i Yesevî, Yunus Emre, Mevlânâ Celâleddîn-i Rûmî, Hacı Bektaş-ı Velî along with many religious cults…
TRAIN READER

TRAIN READER

I USED TO PACK AT LEAST 5 BOOKS FOR LONG TRAIN TRIPS WHEN I USED TO BE A STUDENT. TRAINS HAVE CHANGED; PASSENGERS HAVE CHANGED;…