Tag Archives: Şiir

Tale

My child’s heart free of worries; Radiant faces, abundant crops; On horseback, a prince with a purple fringe: My homeland, I began to forget. Against my temple, my mother’s warm knee, The fortune-teller’s words in my ears, By the lake, … Continue reading

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No, not spring, this is another season. Drowsy eyes meet different worlds. Branches quiver, Each in a different dance. Rumi Jalaluddin Mevlana (1207-1273). Translated from the Turkish by Hasan Ali Yücel.

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The baby sleeping Under the pine tree; Tell me your dream.

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There are souls given strength through thought; There are souls for lions in the forest. Watch out! Thoughts are axes. Don’t think too much, don’t be smitten by their blows. Rumi, Jalaluddin Mevlana (1207-1273). Translated from the Turkish translation by … Continue reading

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There is a road that goes from tongue to heart: Look, all the secrets of the universe, the soul are on that road… It is open as long as the tongue is silent; But the tongue that speaks cruelly closes … Continue reading

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Birds and Boats

In transparent luminosity, to the heavens Birds took wing. The world they reached Spread hope like feathers over the ground. The dream in the brightly illuminated sea, Took the boats, escaped far away. A seaway – opened by a white … Continue reading

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Snowing

Don’t turn the lamps on, leave them, Let not a fair-haired head From the window touch the snow. It snows into darkness. It snows and I remember. Snow… The huge lights turning off like blown out candles… And the city … Continue reading

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