Yunus Emre





Yunus Emre

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Yunus Emre (1238?–1320?) 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, it should be noted, the language of a number of anonymous folk-poets, folk-songs, fairy tales, riddles (tekerlemeler), and proverbs.


Average rating: 4.33 · 73 ratings · 8 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
The Drop That Became the Se...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1999
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Yunus Emre Divanı
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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Yunus Emre Divanı'ndan Seçm...
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4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2012
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Poemas
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1992
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Sufi Flights: Poems of Yunu...
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2010
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Çıktım Erik Dalına
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2007
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Şiirlerinden Seçmeler
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Yunus Emre Divanı {Türkçe/E...
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2013
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Yunus Emre Divan-ı İlahiyat
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Ausgewählte Gedichte von Yu...
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1991
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“I tried to make sense of the Four Books,
until love arrived,
and it all became a single syllable.”
Yunus Emre

“Your love has wrested me away from me,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Day and night I burn, gripped by agony,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
I find no great joy in being alive,
If I cease to exist, I would not grieve,
The only solace I have is your love,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Lovers yearn for you, but your love slays them,
At the bottom of the sea it lays them,
It has God’s images-it displays them;
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Let me drink the wine of love sip by sip,
Like Mecnun, live in the hills in hardship,
Day and night, care for you holds me in its grip,
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
Even if, at the end, they make me die
And scatter my ashes up to the shy,
My pit would break into this outcry:
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.
“Yunus Emre the mystic” is my name,
Each passing day fans and rouses my flame,
What I desire in both worlds in the same:
You’re the one I need, you’re the one I crave.”
Yunus Emre

“I am the drop that contains the ocean”
Yunus Emre



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