Piraye's mother Nurhayat
Nāzım framed the portrait of Orhan Kemal by the following lines written by
his friend on occasion of his departure from the Bursa prison:
it means three days later
what you call
" Comic and sweet
F R E E D O M ! "
" My most liked master
my soul! "
To leave the concrete, the iron and the dusty bulbs to others!
the bell, creaking locks, and guardians
the yearning to leave all of these in behind!
But to look at you
standing under the blue skies
to leave you in the prison.
without iron and lock
without dust on the bulbs and no guardians
in a different prison I shall be.
this freedom you call
Trains come and go
you can set your shadow on the street you want...
Leave it my friend!
O you blessed master of mine!..
As I leave Bursa Prison
24 September 1943