Tag Archives: Translated from the Turkish

Song without Lyrics

Yesterday, I waited for you on the road Where once we had strolled in the snow. My eyes darkening in the wind, Yesterday, I waited for you on that road!.. You had forgotten my name, I thought, But, you said: … Continue reading

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Look carefully at the atoms in the air, in the wilderness, They are madly in love and uncertain like us. Happy or sad, they all are Moths of the sun of time immemorial that has no ties. Rumi, Jalaluddin Mevlana … Continue reading

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Listen to the words of the rebec: “To find a way, come, follow me, You are a traveller on a winding path . To find a way you must ask.” Rumi Jalaluddin Mevlana (1207-1273). Translated from the Turkish by Talat … Continue reading

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Love is fire: keeps burning me. My heart is a river – elixir flows from you. Yet, water is a mirage; fire is snow! The tale is ended! Just a dream! Rumi Jalaluddin Mevlana (1207-1273). Translated from the Turkish by … Continue reading

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Do not be convinced of anything, Who knows what tomorrow brings, Another darkness, Another morning. Omar Khayyam (1048 – 1131). Translated from the Turkish by A. Kadir.

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My Friend the Donkey

How many years since I left the village So many seasons since we were last together I haven’t heard from you Are you offended, have you forgotten me Yesterday, again, I thought about you, my eyes filled with tears Those … Continue reading

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The Sea in the Calendar

A longing for the sea Is as deep as the sea. And as endless… In front of me, a used calendar… No pages, A picture of A rough, vast sea; No cares, free of thoughts, It churns in the void. … Continue reading

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