Author's website Alexander Korotko

To Mehmet Ismail's birthday

Dear Mehmet! Happy birthday to you,

my wonderful, talented friend!

I wish you many years, and creative inspiration!

We're not in a hurry, we've got an eternity ahead of us.


I translated your poem from Turkish as a gift for you.


Alexander Korotko posted such congratulation to his friend from the literary community on his page of Facebook.


Mehmet Ismail is a poet, Professor in the Department of art and science of the University in Canakkale (Turkey). He is a man with a delicate and tremulous soul, and impeccable literary taste.

They met with Alexander Korotko not so long ago in Montenegro, during the poetry festival. You can see a photo report about this event on the website by clicking on the link:

The translation of the Mehmet Ismail’s poem, made by Alexander Korotko from the Turkish language (on the substring), is posted on the main page of the site.