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Gaybi

(d.1662)

He who doesn’t follow the saints is an animal they say

He who knows the state of man is mature they say

 

A wise man is the twin of all existing universes

He’s the treasurer of God, minefield of diamonds they say

 

He who reached the peak of ecstasy saw Him clearly

He who opens the eyes of his heart has seen the Beloved they say

 

Sultan is the world’s presence,

Sultan is the presence the world is waiting for

 

Gaybi, your words are the light of God to the one who knows,

Every moment your every saying is the core of the Qur’an they say.

(Translated by Mevlut Ceylan, 101 Poems by 101 Poets An Anthology of Turkish Poetry)