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A Sunday Poem

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This week, the poem comes from Almas Ildirim (Almas İldirim). We last read a poem by Almas here. This week’s is called My Song (Mənim Türküm):

My Song

I am a lover, if my body burns in icy hell,
These fearful mountains cannot stand my inexhaustible mourning
If the angels present paradise to me
I would tell them:
I don’t want paradise,
Give me my Caucasus!
Love for the Caucasus is worth more
Than this world filled with jewels,
If they say,
Forget about your country
and take “The New World”*
I would tell them,
Give me my love,
Give me my rights,
Give me my land,
Let the whole world hear my voice,
Which cannot be stifled.

For the Azeri, read below…

Mənim Türküm

Aşiqəm, cismim əgər buzlu cəhənnəmdə yana,
Daşımaz qorxulu dağlar bu tükənməz yasımı…
Gör mələklər verələr cənnəti-əlayi mana,
Söylərəm: istəməm ol cənnəti, ver Qafqasımı!

Qafqasın eşqi bütün zər dolu dünyaya dəgər,
Desələr yurdu unut, al “Yeni dünya”yı əgər,
Söylərəm eşqimi ver, haqqımı ver, yurdumu ver,
Dinləsin qoy bütün aləm bu boğulmaz səsimi!

There are more poems by Almas Ildirim here at Azeri.org.

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Written by Aaron

August 21, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Posted in Sunday Poem

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