Yunus Emre (1240?–1321?) was a Turkish poet and Sufi mystic. He has exercised immense influence on Turkish literature, from his own day until the present. Because Yunus Emre is, after Ahmet Yesevi and Sultan Veled, one of the first known Turkish poets to have composed works in the spoken Turkish of his own age and region rather than in Persian or Arabic, his diction remains very close to the popular speech of his contemporaries in Central and Western Anatolia. This is also the language of a number of anonymous folk-poets, folk-songs, fairy tales, riddles (tekerlemeler), and proverbs.
Like the Oghuz language Book of Dede Korkut, an older and anonymous Central Asian epic, the ... more »
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- Dervişlik Dedikleri Hırka İle Taç Değil
- I am before, I am after
- Go and let it be known to all lovers
- Hear me out, my dear friends
- All men in the whole wide world adore Hi...
- It's the true man who leads the mystic l...
- I used to yearn for God
- O God, if you would ever question me
- We have no knowledge of whose turn has c...
- If I rub my face on the ground
- While I was roaming the wide world
- Dear Friend, let me plunge in the sea of...
- In case my Friend does not return to me
- Your love has wrested me away from me
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