Amore e pianto, vivono accanto

Ask those who know ~ Yunus Emre

An-old-abandoned-house

English version by Kabir Helminski & Refik Algan
Original Language Turkish

Ask those who know,
what’s this soul within the flesh?
Reality’s own power.
What blood fills these veins?

Thought is an errand boy,
fear a mine of worries.
These sighs are love’s clothing.
Who is the Khan on the throne?

Give thanks for His unity.
He created when nothing existed.
And since we are actually nothing,
what are all of Solomon’s riches?

Ask Yunus and Taptuk
what the world means to them.
The world won’t last.
What are You? What am I?

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3 responses

  1. Thank you for this.

    January 10, 2013 at 2:52 am

    • you are most welcome, thank you
      he is one of my favorite poets, good for the soul

      January 10, 2013 at 3:00 am

  2. Reblogged this on bearspawprint.

    January 10, 2013 at 3:44 am

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