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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- I am before, I am after
- Çağırayım Mevlam Seni
- Knowledge should mean a full grasp of kn...
- Dervişlik Dedikleri Hırka İle Taç Değil
- I used to yearn for God
- Go and let it be known to all lovers
- Yalan Dünya
- Acep Oldu Halim Bu Aşk Elinden
- All men in the whole wide world adore Hi...
- It's the true man who leads the mystic l...
- O God, if you would ever question me
- God permeates the whole wide world
- Dear Friend, let me plunge in the sea of...
- If I rub my face on the ground
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