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.

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Yunus Emre Divanı

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Yunus Emre

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Sufi Flights: Poems of Yunu...

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Yunus Emre: Hayatı ve Bütün...

4.39 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1952 — 4 editions
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Şiirlerinden Seçmeler

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Poemas

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“I am the drop that contains the ocean”
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“Don't let me wander from Your love,
Don't let me leave Your door,
And if I lose myself,
Let me find myself with You.”
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“I tried to make sense of the Four Books,
until love arrived,
and it all became a single syllable.”
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