with my body that sucked
the light of darkness
here I am sleeping
I do not know my body yet
which curls like a snake
an inside shadow
an inside human
the memories of future is in my mind
somebody will come into the world
to that neverworld
to that cosmic wound
to the green time
when the words are shepherds
here all the sleep is morning
this trip which goes
a dream bell jar
here like a brooch attached a women's heart
I am standing
- I am sleeping as if a woman left me-
my mind does not have thought
nor my heart has feeling
the walls of my room is my second skin
as I am here without father
I play with
my toy god
I am one of the people who are invited to the world
like a pot inside I stay
this womb cellar
telling what it is going to tell me
with its shadows
I have heard so much time to the world!
MÜESSER YENİAY was born in İzmir, 1984; graduated from Ege University, with a degree in English Language and Literature. She has won several prizes in Turkey including Yunus Emre (2006), Homeros Attila İlhan (2007), Ali Riza Ertan (2009), Enver Gökçe (2013) poetry prizes.
Her first book Dibine Düşüyor Karanlık da was published in 2009 and her second book Evimi Dağlara Kurdum is a collection of translation from world poetry. Her latest book Yeniden Çizdim Göğü was published in 2011. She has translated the poems of Persian poet Behruz Kia under the name of Lalelere Requiem. She has translated Selected Poems of Gerard Augustin together with Eray Canberk, Başak Aydınalp, Metin Cengiz (2011). She has also translated Personal Anthology of Michel Cassir together with Eray Canberk and Metin Cengiz (2011). Lately, she has published Contemporary Spanish Anthology with Metin Cengiz and Jaime B. Rosa. She has also published a book on modern Turkish Avant-garde poetry The Other Consciousness: Surrealism and The Second New (2013).
Her poems have been translated into English, French, Serbian, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Greek, Hindi, Spanish and Romanian. She participated in the poetry festivals like Sarajevo International Poetry Festival, September 2010 (Bosnia-Herzegovina); Nisan International Poetry Festival, Mayıs 2011 (Israel); Belgrad International Poetry Festival, Eylül 2012 (Serbia); Voix Vives International Poetry Festival (Sete), Temmuz 2013 (France); Kritya International Poetry Festival, Eylül 2013 (India).
Müesser is the editor of the literature magazine Şiirden (of Poetry). She is currently pursuing a Phd in Turkish literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, and is also a member of PEN and the Writers Syndicate of Turkey.