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The Drop That Became the Sea: Lyric Poems

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This collection of poems introduces a general readership to Yunus Emre (1240-1321), called the "greatest folk poet in Islam." An unlettered Turkish shepherd who sang mystical songs that are still popular today, he was the first in a great tradition of Turkish Sufi troubadours who celebrated the Divine Presence as the intimate Beloved and Friend. Yunus's verse conveys the s ...more
Paperback, 93 pages
Published September 12th 1999 by Shambhala (first published September 1st 1999)
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Rebecca
Dec 02, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Sewaktu berkelana di Turki tahun lalu, seorang sahabat berpesan agar dicarikan buku puisi Yunus Emre. Saya harus berterima kasih kepada sahabat ini, yang banyak melorongkan saya kepada bahan bacaan yang bagus, dan memperkenalkan saya kepada penyair-penyair hebat dalam tradisi kesusasteraan dan persuratan Islam. Justeru, di kedai buku Robinson Cruso 389 di Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul, saya meminta dua buah buku puisi ini; sebuah untuk bacaan, simpanan dan koleksi sendiri.

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Ivan Granger
Jun 02, 2012 Ivan Granger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, muslim-sufi
I found this book by accident. I had read a single poem by Yunus Emre and, transfixed, I blindly ordered this book of translations by Helminski and Algan. This “sea” is beautiful and deep. His poetry expresses a deep personal mysticism and humanism and love for God. If you like Rumi, do yourself a favor and read this too.
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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 popul ...more
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