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Mehmet Akif Ersoy

(1873-1936)

To Nevruz

My dear son Nevruz,

Listen to this old man

Neither boast nor talk too much

Remember the brave man who does the job well.

Do not imitate the one who talks too much

Or the fat ones.

Keep your word, be sincere, be a Man!

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