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Hidayet Ceylan

Hidayet Ceylan
worked as an engineer in his homeland Turkey before emigrating to Australia in 1997. He has continued to work as an Engineer and Experimental Scientist in Melbourne since then.

He has been writing poetry since 1999 but mainly in the last 18 months. He was inspired by Erich Fromm, Frantz Fanon, Yunus Emre and Sufi philosophy. He perceives poetry as a self-discovery and he tries to reflect his deep emotions in his poetry.

He also likes reading politics, history, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and poetry.


For the Saloni M swims East event on Friday, December 5, he presented:

From Duality to Monism, a poem about the dual characteristics of created personalities in societies which are based on power and oppressed / oppressor cycles.

We Are All Aussies Now, a poem about the assimilation process which happens in WASP Aussie culture, its different forms, including changing of names, the acquiring of a money-driven personality, and the creating of inferiority and superiority complexes in the assimilated people.

Fashion God, a poem about the enslavement of females in modern society by the mass media, the State and capitalists. How females behave and worship the created "Fashion God".

 

 

 



 


 


Hidayet Ceylan
Haziran 2002
Melbourne - Avustralya

FROM DUALITY TO MONISM

Hey you unaware! Don't search on the mountains or plains

Heaven and hell within you, within you

Duality won't bring you anything

Angel and devil are within you, within you

Some are proud of having the knowledge

Some are very sorry not to have the knowledge

They don't know that they follow the same path

Scholar and uneducated are within you, within you

Some are anxious to have power

Not aware that powerlesness is embedded in power

They spend their lives for nothing

Lion and gazelle are within you, within you

The ones competing to own more

Are exploiting the each bit of the world

There is no peace even in their sleeps

Rich and poor are within you, within you

Don't oppress the oppressed people, you'll be cursed

You think the one oppressive than you is the lord of the world

Isn't that enough to share this crime

All nations are within you, within you

Women, man are equal in friendly environments

Whatever God created is in the right place

Lacking, differences are in your mind, ideas

Rain and soil are within you, within you

Some are looking for infinite beauty

They always want to be seen as eighteen years old

Their whole world is their body and face

Beauty and ugliness are within you, within you

Those thoughts have been thought us for centuries

We never question whether they are right or wrong

I don't know why we think we are free

Master and slave are within you, within you

Hidayet says let's overcome these opposites

I never listen people lacking of mind, heart

The idols of New World Order collapse in this way

Infinity and nothingness are within you, within you

Hidayet Ceylan
June 2002
Melbourne - Australia

 




Hidayet Ceylan
Mayis 2003
Melbourne - Avustralya

WE ARE ALL AUSSIES NOW

Our bodies are here

I wonder where our souls are

Both of them are mixed up

We are all Aussies now


We run for money

We give up humanity

We live unaware

We are all Aussies now


Imported bride and bridegroom

Think that there is "Better Life" here

Are reminded reprochfully over and over

We are all Aussies now


Turkey is our homeland

We all boast there

We are all oppressed here

We are all Aussies now


Some of us became Sam

Some of us became Pam

We have all been assimilated

We are all Aussies now


The face of the children don't smile

Because they don't know their identities

They cannot see their assimilations

We are all Aussies now


We never see indigenous people

We say "It is not our business"

We oppress them all together

We are all Aussies now


We never ask "What is Ausssie?"

We don't think about it much

We don't resist even we know

We are all Aussies now


Hidayet said all these

They are not gossips

After seeing the fire of innerself

We are not Aussies

We are the voice of humanity now

Hidayet Ceylan
May 2003
Melbourne - Australia

 



Hidayet Ceylan
Nisan 2003
Melbourne - Avustralya

FASHION GOD

Fashion God commanded from high above

Announced what to wear this year

The expectants opened their eyes with hope

We are worshipping you Fashion God

Models are prophets of Fashion God

They determine all of the sizes

Say us how much to expose the hips

We are worshipping you Fashion God

You choose women as victim

You make her name equivalent of consumption

When the reason of this is not asked

We are worshipping you Fashion God

So many things are put on the faces

Having a miserable life by not eating enough

Imitating others instead of themselves

We are worshipping you Fashion God

Having plastic surgeries volunteerily

There is beautification in their minds

Their bodies lost the equilibrium in the end

We are worshipping you Fashion God

Gives beauty target to women

Then takes the freedom out ot their hands

Each part of the body becomes capital

We are worshipping you Fashion God

Advertisements threatens woman

Saying that "You are not beautiful enough"

The hooked ones have deppression

We are worshipping you Fashion God

As woman spends money for beautification

Their innerselves are hanged everyday

Is this the way to solve the problem?

We are worshipping you Fashion God

They feel guilty while having meals

They count every piece of the meal

They fit to their clothes rather than themselves

We are worshipping you Fashion God

He makes women to wear for women

He makes them to get naked for men

This viscous cycle makes oppressors happy

We are worshipping you Fashion God

He makes women alianeted from their bodies

Perceives the world with "Men's" eyes

Goes for oppression rather than humanity

We are worshipping you Fashion God

Hidayet says, as you send news to the innerself

As you perceive man and woman as human

As you find beauty and ugly within you

Fashion God will be visible to you

Hidayet Ceylan
April 2003
Melbourne - Australia



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