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One Syllable

Is there anyone who knows me?
I am the secret that cannot be solved without living in it,
Even if there aren't many people who are unaware of me,
It is still hard to identify me.

Nightingles sung their songs in my language,
They fell in love with roses thanks to me,
And an avanchle from Taurus mountains fell into my heart,
But it cannot put out my fire.

There were sultans and kings,
Their destinies changed because of me,
I toopled them from their thrones,
I have unbelievable skills.

Wise people became uneducated because of me,
Wild people became nice ones thanks to me,
Selim * (ottoman king who is famous for being harsh) became tolerant because of me,
I am the one who spoils all the games.

I am the cause of fatal illnesses,
Even the most wise doctors couldn't find a cure to me,
Kerem burnt for Asli because of me (Kerem and Asli are like Romeo and Juliet in turkish literature)
I am the fire into which they threw prophet Abraham.

For my sake, the big mountains were pierced,
It was for Leila or Shirin (heroines like Juliet)
Farhad* made me strong ( a character like Romeo )
I am the strength, I am the power.

Rumi( famous persian philosopher) made his religious movements thanks to my chants,
Yunus (famous turkish philosopher) made people calm with my help,
But at the same time, some families were destroyed because of me,
I am the goodness, I am the evil and I am from God.

Prophet Mohammed was created for me,
All the blessings were for me,
I am the sweet talk of wise people,
I am the brightness on the faces of all prophets.

I have noone, no friends, no enemies,
I am invisable, no objects, no pictures,
I am easy to say, I just have one syllable,
I am located in a place they call 'heart',

My name is LOVE.

Poet : Cemal Safi

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  1. Date: 11/21/2013 5:45:00 AM
    - Enjoyed it !! - // - Anne-Lise :)