The Poetry of Muhsin Ilyas Subaşı

The journey to love 

This journey of a thousand footsteps

Starts out from the deep below

This journey of a thousand footsteps

Rises up from love to passion


This voyage like flowing water

Like stars in the sky and wind on the mountains

This voyage like the aroma of love

Its roads are all mapped out in me.


This voyage does not need a caravansaray

Or a purebred Arabian mare

This voyage travels forth to passion

Don’t hold onto my heart but let it run!





Bu yolculuk, bin basamak,
Derinlerden çıkar gelir.
Bu yolculuk, bin basamak,
Aşka sevgiyle yükselir.

Bu yolculuk, ırmakta su,
Gökte yıldız, dağda rüzgâr,
Bu yolculuk, aşk kokusu,
Yolları içime doğar.

Bu yolculuk, ne han ister,
Ne de Arap soylu kısrak.
Bu yolculuk, aşka gider,
Tutma yüreğimi bırak!..






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