KARACAOGLAN – LET’S GO TO THE LAND OF SWEET PLEASURE

Posted: 23 November 2011 in KARACAOGLAN
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Heart, why do you roam among steep cliffs?
Come down quickly, let’s take the road
You won’t be contented by loving just one
Let’s go to the land of sweet pleasure

Let the owl of sorrow soar where it will
My tears keep filling my eyes
Not everyone knows how to value a man
Let’s go to the land of the prized

Let the bold falcon take its prey
Let my friends and brothers draw near
May my enemies die in foreign places
Let’s go to the land of our kin

Karac’oğlan says why abstain
From the food of love? Move on to the feast
Rather than crossing the bridge of denial
Let us fall, and be engulfed by the flood

Translated by Seyfi Karabaş and Judith Yarnall

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