The Poetry of Muhsin Ilyas Subaşı
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
Gece yeşerdim çöllerde,
Gündüz renk oldum güllerde,
Yüreğimi fethe döndüm,
Içimde kırka bölündüm,
Kendimi kendime gömdüm,
Buna da garaz dediler ..
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