Category Archives: Turkish poetry


Image credit How pleasant, oh dear God, how pleasant To journey on the blue sea To cast off from shore Aimless as thought. I would set sail to the wind And wander from sea to sea To find myself one … Continue reading

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Orhan Veli

Orhan Veli Kanık (b., 1914, Istanbul; d., November 14, 1950, Istanbul) from Contemporary Turkish Writers – A Critical Bio-Bibliography Louis Mitler – Indiana University Uralic and Altaic Series, 1988. p. 142-144. “Son of the conductor of the Presidential Symphony, Orhan … Continue reading

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Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre (1240?–1321?) was a Turkish Sufi poet. His influence as a poet and as a Sufi teacher in Turkish speaking lands from Eastern Europe to Central Asia is immense. He expressed the highest spiritual truth of Divine Love, the states … Continue reading

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