Osman Bay

By Liam Murray


A tiny rope holds the mighty ferry at bay,

“I won’t let go,” it seems to say

With the intensity of a lover


But they forgot to undo the knot in time,

And all of Beyoğlu plunged into the waves.



Liam Murray is a translator, editor and haunter of coffee shops who is happy as long as he doesn't have to leave the Beyoğlu district for too long.