The Poetry of Muhsin Ilyas Subaşı

Oh those people ! 

They told my love that I was crazy

 

They said that I spoke jibberish

They laughed at me and said I was deaf and dumb.

 

But when I bloomed green in the desert at night

and by day when I became the color of roses,

Jealous, they said, I was but a tiny flame.

 

And so I returned to the conquest of my heart,

I split myself into forty pieces

I buried myself all on my own

And to that they said I was malicious.

 

 

 

Ah bu insanlar !

 

Sevdâma “maraz” dediler

 

Konuşurdum kuş diliyle

Güldüler,“ahraz” dediler.

 

Gece yeşerdim çöllerde,

Gündüz renk oldum güllerde,

Kıskandı,“yalaz!” dediler.

 

Yüreğimi fethe döndüm,

Içimde kırka bölündüm,

Kendimi kendime gömdüm,

Buna da “garaz” dediler…..

 

 

 

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