YUNUS EMRE

Posted: 20 October 2012 in YUNUS EMRE
Tags:

I am before, I am after –
The soul for all souls all the way.
I’m the one with a helping hand
Ready for those gone wild, astray.

I made the ground flat where it lies,
On it I had those mountains rise,
I designed the vault of the skies,
For I hold all things in my sway.

To countless lovers I have been
A guide for faith and religion.
I am sacrilege in man’s hearts –
Also the true faith and Islam’s way.

I make men love peace and unite;
Putting down the black words on white,
I wrote the four holy books right –
I’m the Koran for those who pray.

It’s not Yunus who says all this:
It speaks its own realities:
To doubt this would be blasphemous:
“I’m before-I’m after,” I say

Reference: Halman, Talat Sait. 1993. Yunus Emre: Selected Poems Translated by Talat Sait Halman. Ankara: Ministry of Culture

Advertisements

Comments are closed.