YUNUS EMRE

Posted: 24 November 2012 in YUNUS EMRE
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Burning, burning, I drift and tread.
Love spattered my body with blood.
I’m not in my senses nor mad,
Come, see what love has done to me.

Now and then like the winds I blow,
Now and then like the roads I go,
Now and then like the floods I flow,
Come, see what love has done to me.

Hold my hand, lift me from this place
Or take me into your embrace…
You made me weep, make me rejoice,
Come, see what love has done to me.

Searching, I roam from land to land,
In all tongues I ask for the Friend.
Who knows my plight where love is banned?
Come, see what love has done to me.

Lovelorn, I tread; madly I scream.
My loved one is my only dream;
I wake and plunge into deep gloom.
Come, see what love has done to me.

I’m Yunus, mystic of sorrow,
Suffering wounds from top to toe;
In the Friend’s hands I writhe in woe.
Come, see what love has done to me.

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

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