Sultan Mehmed Fatih and Prince Radu cel Frumos, son of Dracul. Close up of boys' sweet faces here.Dear boy, you have Jesus’ lip and the face of the sun.
A zunnār is inscribed on your face. You have the hair of the cross.
You attack in search of captives.
Khāqānī is captive to you. What to do, boy?
“Another way to explain the secrets of love is to take each letter separately and consider another word which starts with that letter. For example, ’ain which is the first letter of ’ishq is also the first letter of the Arabic word ’ain (eye). Shin, the second letter of ’ishq, is the first letter of sharab (wine) as well as shawq (yearning), and qaf is the first letter of qiyam (subsistence). The order of these letters is of course very important. Love begins with seeing, then it continues with drinking the wine of yearning and becoming utterly intoxicated, and finally, after self-annihilation, the lover will subsist through the self of the beloved”.
Ahmad Ghazali “Sawanih” (chapter 56)
And I'd share an interesting poem by Nesimî (1369-1417) which I really loved and I'm planning to translate it soon.
Nîgârım dilberim yârim nedîmim mûnisim cânım
Refîkim hem-demim ömrüm revânım derde dermânım
Şehim mâhım dil-âramım hayâtım dirliğim rûhum
Penâhım maksadım meylim medârım fikretim cânım
Kamer-çehrem perî-rûyum zarîfim şuhûm ü şengim
Semen-bûyum gül-endâmım zehî serv-i gülistânım
Zarîfim nâzikim hûbum habîbim turfa mahbûbum
Hicâz’ım Kâbe vü Tûr’um behiştim hûr u Rıdvân’ım
Çerâğım şem’im ü nûrum ziyâım yıldızım şemsim
Hezârım bülbülüm verdim Nesîmî-i hoş-elhânım
I read the poem of Nesimi also and adore your dense knowledge of literature
I am sure that you know it but ı am adding the very well known poe of Nesimi below. If you read it carefully you may understand that he is a open minded man and he was not care what the others says...
" Ben melamet hırkasını kendim geydim yenime
Ar u namus şişesi,ni taşa çaldım kime ne?
Gah çıkarım gökyüzüne seyrederim alemi
gah inerim yeryüzüne seyreder alem beni
Sofular haram dediler bu aşkın şarabına
ben doldurur ben içerim günah benim kime ne
Nesimi'ye sordular ki yarin ile hoş musun
Hoş olayım olmayayım o yar benim kime ne
My knowledge is not that dense, dear, I'm still a beginner. Yes such poetry as of Nesimi was typical for that era, free thinking, free from fanaticism. That's why I admire medieval and renaissance authors from Turkey.
I am waiting for your latest submissions, please don't stop...