Go and let it be known to all lovers
by Yunus Emre
English version by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
Original Language Turkish
Go and let it be known to all lovers:
I am the man who gave his heart to love.
I turn into a wild duck of passion,
I am the one who takes the swiftest dive.
From the waves of the sea I take water
And offer it all the way to the skies.
In adoration, like a cloud, I soar
I am the one who flies to heavens above.
He who says he sees, doesn’t, though he vows;
That man doesn’t know if he claims he knows.
He alone is the One who knows and shows.
I am the man who has become love’s slave.
For true lovers, this land is Paradise;
Those who know find mansions and palaces;
Wonder struck and adoring like Moses,
I remain on Mount Sinai where I thrive.
Yunus is my name, I’m out of my mind.
Love serves as my guide to the very end.
All alone, toward the majestic Friend
I walk kissing the ground-and I arrive.