the best is yet to come
The most beautiful sea:
hasn’t been crossed yet.
The most beautiful child:
hasn’t grown up yet.
Our most beautiful days:
we haven’t seen yet.
And the most beautiful words I wanted to tell you
I haven’t said yet…
Described as a “romantic communist” and “romantic revolutionary”, he was repeatedly arrested for his political beliefs and spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages.
he was a Turkish poet with partial Polish and Circassian ancestry, playwright, novelist and memoirist, acclaimed in Turkey as the first and foremost modern Turkish poet, and regarded throughout the world as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. He earned international fame with his lyric power, through the “lyrical flow of his statements”.
In 1949-1950, Tristan Tzara, Dadaism thought leader, answered Aragon’s call and become active in the international campaign to liberate Nazım Hikmet, the Turkish poet whose 1938 arrest for communist activities had created a cause célèbre for the pro-Soviet public opinion. Tzara chaired the Committee for the Liberation of Nazım Hikmet, which issued petitions to national governments and commissioned works in honor of Hikmet (including musical pieces by Louis Durey and Serge Nigg). Hikmet was eventually released in July 1950, and publicly thanked Tzara during his subsequent visit to Paris.