City of Doors

           light

     
              dark

            steps

            alley                                a passageway

recesses

            light in window
            pavillion

niche light flickering

Portal

medresse door,
a teardrop shape high over the city

a listening door

for all the sounds of the street
songs heard while passing under a window

Door of the Sultan

door of stars

door of lamps

Door of the dream of a mathematician

Door with a view
                                                                   into the immensity of the fertile crescent

Door of ellipses          points on a curve

A small courtyard
                  a garden
                                                                  door of the tree of life

Door of a mosque                                                (just off the sacred pool of carp)

Door of exclamation                                              joy

              Door of Hittite birds springing forth after millenia

Mardin

                                                               City of Texts

Midyat

Hasankeyf

                                                               
City of Inscriptions

Urfa

Harran

Amasya
                                                                underground

Dogubeyazit

                                                                underwater

Bitlis
                                                                garden

Kars

Baku

 

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