Istanbul

I : A Room with a View

All quiet
Sunday morning rises
Istanbul
Hear call to prayer

Across the Golden Horn
The Valens Aqueduct
Suleymaniye, Fatih, six minarets
Penciling your silhouette

Young Pamuk had another view
From Cihangir
Over looking Üsküdar
Eminönü, Topkapi, the Blue Mosque

Under hustling Galata Bridge
A hundred fishermen compete
The fine art of fishing
“What’s for dinner tonight?”

That evening
We ate a Black Sea turbot
A flat spiky fish
Swam in rock salt

Published on Oct 21, 2018