A poet, writer and journalist, Mustafa Akar was born in Giresun. For a while he studied economics at Selçuk University, but then he quit his university education. From 1998 on he has been publishing his poems and prose writings in magazines such as Dergâh, Kırklar, Derkenar and İtibar. He is one of the hosts of the television program called “As to the Intention for Everybody” aired on Ülke TV. After having worked as a journalist he transitioned into other positions. He is currently serving as the editor-in-Chief of Lacivert (Dark Blue) literary magazine. Mustafa Akar has been awarded, alongside with Furkan Çalışkan, by the Turkish Writers Union, the Producer of the Year 2015. He lives in Istanbul and his published books are as follows: Küçük Bir Gökada (A Small Galaxy), Evyazı Tahtası (Home Writing Board), Tenezzül (Condescend), Tüm Nefesliler (All Breathing Ones), Ev Hali (State of the House).
Delightfullover Can you remember, humans are made of leaving Whereas the world keeps remaining Stay with me, do not go, the world is not spacious The field is open, there are seas The mountains and the saints of God are of the same age Only you and I can know about it Lurching mercy Lurching conscience Human, out of leaving… Can you remember In the past you used to send me dreams to read The dreams that are not much seen and not much told They used to meet me in the letter papers That I used to read them in all of my long walks I saw one of the most precious dreams again After so many years Now I think briefly about all of these Since our life Has become a terrible interpretation Of a mediocre dream seen so many times The natural science of going out to the balcony The math of looking out of window And the competency of a long laughter All of these have to do with spring, do you remember If today was an indispensable spring day To be revived by a warmish sweet breeze Arousing a feeling of opening the windows And making you give the watch in the kitchen A brand-new name Then you would have shouted: Today is spring, everybody out Delightfullover Would you remember all of these? Mustafa Akar English Translation by Mesut Şenol