Thank you to Sarah Akkaya for sharing her lovely poem about Fethiye with us.

Sweet Fethiye

I sit with you, sweet Fethiye,

And gaze across your seas.

I wonder at your beauty,

Every wave, plant, hill and tree

 

Turquoise bays and ancient ruins,

Sandy beaches, cliffs and peaks.

Your beauty shines across the miles,

And to our souls you speak:

‘I will be calmly waiting here,

You’ll feel my pull in time.

But meanwhile, travel far and wide,

And explore this land of mine’

 

‘See my people, learn our ways,

And dine on our cuisine.

They’ll welcome you with open arms,

And ask where you have been’

 

‘You’ll say you came from Fethiye,

A place where land meets sea,

An Aegean jewel, a town, a home,

A magnificent place to be’

 

Time drifts by over foreign lands,

You’ll feel it’s time to go.

Fethiye begins to call to you,

And dearly you have missed her so.

 

You’ll spy familiar mountains,

In the distance, standing tall,

Feelings of peace wash over,

And you gaze at her in awe.

 

You’re back within her bosom,

No place can quite match this.

Fethiye is glorious,

She is a place of bliss.

 

I sit with you, sweet Fethiye,

And gaze across your seas.

I wonder at your beauty,

Every wave, plant, hill and tree.

– Sarah Akkaya

 

Sweet Fethiye - a poem by Sarah AkkayaSarah Akkaya is a British mother of two who has lived in Fethiye for the past 12 years. She enjoys yoga, running, art, writing and poetry and also teaches Turkish to expats in her spare time. Sarah firmly believes Fethiye is one of the nicest places to live in Turkey and enjoys sharing her passion for the town with others, both near and far.

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