Sunlight on the magic City of Istanbul With minarets and towers Blue light of the Bosporus And many people. Sunlight on Medusa heads Bathed by the Mediterranean Until the fallen statues Become little boys Smiling. Sunlight on red roofs Of Anatolian villages Shepherds, each with his dog Guarding their flocks Of sheep. Sunlight on Roman ruins And Greek figures Lying sidewise in a wall In the old section Of Ankara. Sunlight on Hittite lions Guarding the grand mausoleum Of Turkey's soldier and savior First president of the republic Of Turkey.