I keep your breath on my face
and your smile in my mind
how many nights I warmed and keep warming up
     purple faces of yours
you are in me - and I let you grow

I am making you a brand new world for me
to live in like a king

you are not here, far away in fact
      I know your hands are alone
your are lost in thought
      always for me I think

Translated from the Turkish by Sukru Kaya