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Why should we go to Turkey by Ninquelen Why should we go to Turkey by Ninquelen
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Inspired by maria Pawlikowska - Jasnorzewska's poem :)

Why should we go to Turkey

The puffballs in the garden sparkle in chorus
And garden shivers, sick with hashish dreams.
Why should we go to Turkey? We breathe Turkish lilac in
and the same pale half-moon rises over the Bosphorus.

Beyond the gate all's dust and noise, a tram-bell rings.
Here's uncut grass, long, high; a rug
crazy with colours; and your sweet mouth — Turkish delight —
and my scarf, green as the Prophet's flag.

Like the Bey with the pearl of his harem, we're left alone...
out of our cloudy eyes we drink to our content —
I the pale Leila and you Mechmed Ali —
the prettiest, sweetest mystery of the Orient!

Smoke from a Turkish Khediv swings out in clouds,
a gold nasturtium wafts glorious scents to me.
Silence is Turkish, alien — Oh, Allah!
Why should we go to Turkey? To faraway Turkey?

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Po cóż jechać do Turcji

Kule z puchu wśród trawy błyskają jak świeczki
i ogród drŜy marzeniem od haszyszu chorem.
Po cóż jechać do Turcji? Pachnie bez turecki,
półksiężyc blady wschodzi tak jak nad Bosforem.

Za bramą tramwaj dzwoni, kurzu pełno, huku,
tu trawa niekoszona, puchowa, wysoka,
pstry dywan i ust twoich słodkie rachatłukum,
i szalik mój zielony jak sztandar Proroka.

Jak Bej z Perłą haremu samiśmy zostali...
i pić możemy z naszych ócz pełnych zamętu,
ja, pobladła Leila, i ty, Mehmed Ali,
najpiękniejszą, najsłodszą z tajemnic Orientu!

Tureckiego Khediwa dym w kłębach się waha
i zapachniał do rymu złoty kwiat nasturcji.
Milczenie jest tureckie, obce. — Na Ałłacha!
Po cóż jechać do Turcji? Do dalekiej Turcji?
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:iconladylunariel:
LadyLunariel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful. Can I use it as a cover photo on Facebook if I give you credit? I'll put this fav.me/d14qcsw in the comment for the cover photo so people know who the artist is. 
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Yes, it's fine with the credit ;)
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:iconladylunariel:
LadyLunariel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) 
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HinaIchigo1993 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it :heart: is so beautiful ;w; amazing work!
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondemred:
DemreD Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live in Istanbul, you know? :)
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:iconmikiattack:
mikiattack Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
amazing
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:iconewadula:
ewadula Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Artist
nice
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:iconmumuru:
mumuru Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
beautiful... loved the way you used the colors! it seems like a dream!
excellent job! :D
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmudborngraphics:
mudborngraphics Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
beautiful my friend
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmudborngraphics:
mudborngraphics Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
my pleasure
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:iconnifrodel:
Nifrodel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Witaj Nin,

Wyróżniłam Twoją akwarelkę tutaj: [link]
Pozdrawiam serdecznie :wave:
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Bardzo dziękuję :)
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:iconnifrodel:
Nifrodel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
polecam się ;)
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:iconnanatei:
Nanatei Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ach, ten fiołkowy bez i falowanie traw... Automatycznie myśli idą ku letnim wieczorom pachnącym maciejką.
Miło tak podróżować przez poezję...
Zaprawdę zachwycające dzieło. :heart:
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Dziękuję ^^
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:iconjasmina-s:
Jasmina-S Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
featured here [link]
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconirethkalt:
irethkalt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the poetry, and the lovely watercolor. :)
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconirethkalt:
irethkalt Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:icon96hakan:
96hakan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008
cok guzel :)
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:iconarabellen:
arabellen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
hmmm.... marzycielskie ujęcie ^
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:iconidaturk:
IDATURK Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
very pretty
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:icontapsiful:
tapsiful Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
this is wonderful!
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:iconmerh26:
MeRH26 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
genialne *_____*
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Dziękuję :)
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JeanneXIII-Hikaru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Świetny dobór kolorów, "zakręconość" linii, nastrój i mglistość... *^^*
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Bardzo dziękuję ^^
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Rainandstars Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
"Over the fields we go, through the sweets of the purple clover,
That letters a message for us as for every vagrant rover;
Before us the dells are abloom, and a leaping brook calls after,
Feeling its kinship with us in lore of dreams and laughter." ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

This is truly enchanting!
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconobjectiveprofile:
objectiveprofile Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
really really great work:)and thank you very much..:)
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:iconkiraamiel:
KiraAmiel Featured By Owner May 17, 2008   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!!!:heart:
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconlastingrumor:
LastingRumor Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
I was born in Turkey. =) Sadly I don't remember it.
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SeregonSG Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
Fav.:D Chciałabym takie cudo w swoim pokoju (jest szaroniebieski).
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Liamythesh Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This painting is very magical.

Beautiful
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconrazberri:
razberri Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Piekne kolory:)
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EristoKetz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
nice :)
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:iconsiamkatze:
siamkatze Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
dreamy, beautiful atmosphere!
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PinkMonkeyLove Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Amazing colours and great textures :clap:
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Harmoniagrief Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
its just great..im from turkey and its rare to see foreigners who admires turkey
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WalhallaGods Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
very good colours i love the composition :+fav:
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:iconkazeha:
KazeHA Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Axsome beautiful!!!!!!! *o*
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:iconninquelen:
Ninquelen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconkazeha:
KazeHA Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
You're very welcome! #^^#
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youngmoons Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colours xD
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