Monday, May 9, 2016

C.b. Roberts writes

I Saw You Today

Some days more than others,
But every day nonetheless,
I miss you in ways I can't explain
Though I tell myself it's for the best. 

I saw you today
Though I didn't say a word.
I watched you with him
Until my vision blurred. 

So much came to mind
That I really wanted to say.
Like so many times rehearsed
Should I ever see this day. 

But I stood there frozen,
Pretending to be fine.
Reliving a thousand memories
As you walked away one more time.

I couldn't help but wonder,
Would there ever come a day?
Would I ever escape this prison?
Or am I destined to remain?

While you faded into the distance
With my heart, my hope, my chance.
Filled with dread I faced my demons
Who once again came out to dance. 

The torment has returned,
It haunts my very soul.
I fight to breathe, for sanity I plead
While I slowly lose control.

 İpekyolu'nda anlatılan efsaneler işlenmiştir.
--Mehmed Sivah-Kalem


  1. Mehmed Siyah-Kalem was a 15th-century artist known solely by a series of paintings in the Topkapı Saray ("the Seraglio")in Istanbul, one of the major residences of the Osmanli sultans from 1465 to 1856, though after the 17th century it gradually lost its importance as the sultans spent more time in their new palaces along the Bosphorus. When sultan Mehmed II conquered Constantinopolis in 1453, he found found the old Great Palace largely in ruins, so he set up temporary court in the "Old Palace" (Eski Saray), now the site of Istanbul University. In 1459 he ordered the construction of Saray-i Cedid-i Amire (Imperial New Palace) on the site of the acropolis of the old Greek city of Byzantion, on the Sarayburnu, a promontory overlooking the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara. Construction continued for centuries. At its peak it was home to some 4,000 people. Early in the 19th century the seaside palace, Topkapusu Sâhil Sarâyı (Cannon Gate Palace by the Sea), was destroyed in a fire,
    and Mahmud I transferred its name to the palace. In 1856, his successor, Abdül Mecid I, moved the court to the new Dolmabahçe Palace, the first European-style palace in the city, but some functions, such as the imperial treasury, the library, and the mint, were retained in the "Topkapı." In 1924, after the fall of the sultanate, it was made into a museum. The Mehmed Siyah-Kalem brush-and0ink paintings are included in the "Conqueror’s Albums" (because it includes two portraits of Mehmed II) which consist of miniatures taken from manuscripts of the 14th, 15th, and early 16th centuries. The paintings were probably done in Khurasan or Iran to illustrate recitations by wandering storytellers, put in albums for the Aqqoyunlu ruler Yakub Beg in Tabriz, and then sent to Istanbul in the 16th century.

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  3. Love C.b. Robert's poetry ��


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