Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca
I am halim the Third, majestic and sacred,
King of Kings.
When my white hands move,
My subjects come upon their mornings.
The moments I conquer carry my lust
To unknown virgins time and again;
I discovered time in the golden pleasure
Of my enduring reign.
Along my wisdom they stretch,
All the worlds dimensions,
Comfort flows from my body
Into ky palaces and stately mansions.
In legion with the mighty eagles,
I set science, poetry, and victory free
So that generations to come
May rejoice on land and sea
(Translated by Talat Sait Halman, 101Poems by 101Poets An Anthology of Turkish Poetry)