His Secret Life

While I was waiting,
Massimo turned up.

Seeing me next to the computer,
he took me for the seller.

He came up
and asked about that book.

It amused me, because...
Well, it's funny, isn't it ?
When the seller came back with the book,
everything clarified.

It was the last copy.
And there were no renewals forecasted.

Massimo was very disappointed.
He really wanted it.
He offered mi double price.
He said:
"I'll give everything you want."

The situation was pretty inconvenient,
because I was looking for that book
all day.

It has already been the fifth bookshop.
I couldn't believe my eyes,
that I had found it.

A book in a red cover ?
All works of Hikmet's.
I've had the other ones
but there were poems in that
issue, which I have never read.

I thought: I could make a Xerox,
and give him the book..

It was the first time I met somebody..
..who valued my favorite poet so much.
"From your mind,
...from your body,
...from your heart.
your words did reach me.

Your words, filled with you
Your words, my dear mother.
Your words, my love.
Your words, my friend.