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You Are All I Need. - a Translated Sufi Poem by a Turkish Saint

Misbah enjoys poetry and loves to convey the messages of Love through her poems.

The poem is originally written by Yunus Emre, also known as Dervis Yunus. He was a Turkish folk poet and Sufi mystic. He has a great influence on Turkish culture and literature. Like Rūmī, Yunus Emre is also a leading representative of mysticism in Anatolia, but on a more famous level; Turkish people respect him as a saint.
He has written many beautiful spiritual poems.

His poems, which are mostly concerned with Divine Love and human fate, are characterized by deep feelings. He used the standard syllabic meter of Anatolian folk poetry and wrote in a straightforward, almost austere style. His poetry influenced later Turkish mystics and inspired Turkish national poets after 1910.

I have translated one of his Sufi poems to share as a lot of western readers are not aware of Sufism (Islamic mysticism). The poem is about Divine Love.

My heart is the throne of the Beloved, the Beloved the heart's destiny: Whoever breaks another's heart will find no homecoming in this world or any other.

— Yunus Emre

Your Love took me out of me. You're all I need.
I am burning day and night. You're all I need.
I am not satisfied with riches, nor am I afraid of poverty.
Your Love is enough for me. You're all I need.
Your Love dissipates other loves; immerses them
in the sea of ​​Love. You're all I need.
Your presence fills everything.
You're all I need.
I have to drink the wine of your Love, Love you like crazy in pain.
You are my concern. You're all I need.
What they call paradise, some palaces, some gardens,
whoever wants them, give them. You're all I need.
Even if You have to kill me and Give my ashes to the wind,
My Heart will continue to say: You are all I need.
Yunus, Yunus is my name. My Love grows every day.
In this world and in the next, You are all I need.

Whatever separates you from the Truth, throw it away, it will vanish anyhow.

— Yunus Emre

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh

Comments

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on July 11, 2021:

Bro, dervishes are beautiful and kind souls and yes, eating food after Sufi poetry is a nice idea. Lol!

Blessings to you

manatita44 from london on July 11, 2021:

I know of him and is familiar with his work. But then I used to attend Sufi circles and take part in their poetry, see the Dervishes and eat good food after. Haha. Lovely piece!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on July 11, 2021:

Thank you so much, Bredz. God Is all I Need. Indeed, the only true Love is the Love of God.

Love and Blessings to you

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 10, 2021:

Wow...that's some love.

Even if you kill me..I'll still say you are all i need.

I hate it when one loves this much & the other doesn't see it.

Great work.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on July 10, 2021:

Dear God, You are All I need.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on May 24, 2021:

Thanks a lot for the beautiful comment, Pamela . I am glad you liked the poem and the history of Yunus Emre. Stay happy and safe

Wishing you a blessed week.

Blessings and Love

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 24, 2021:

This is a beautiful poem, Misbah. I enjoyed reading the information about Yunus Emre and the poem you translated.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on May 24, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind comment, Dear sister Amara. Yes, he was a great Sufi poet but Sadly, many people know nothing about him. I will be translating more of his works. Insha Allah

Much Love!!

Blessings always

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on May 24, 2021:

Moon, Turkish serials especially the ones related to history like Magnificient century, Mera sultan in Urdu version, Dirilis Ertugrul, Osman Ghazi, Yunus Emre, Kosem Sultan all are worth watching. All of them are available on youtube.

Blessings and Love

Amara from Pakistan on May 24, 2021:

Yunus Emre was a great sufi poet..

Very beautiful poetry.. I loved it..

Love and peace dear sis..

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on May 24, 2021:

No, I didn't watch it yet. But I have seen many turkish series with english subtitles like, Zemheri, early bird (erkenci kus), love for rent, heartbeat and many more. Misbah, I was too busy in these days that I couldn't give proper time to my articles. I will watch it, InshaAllah.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on May 24, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind comments, Ravi. Yunus Emre was a poet and mystic who has a powerful influence on Turkish literature.

Though legend obscures the facts of his life, he is known to have been a Sufi, who sat for 40 years at the feet of his master, Tapduk Emre. His life story is very interesting. There's a Turkish series named Raah e Ishq- Yunus Emre on youtube it's dubbed in Urdu/Hindi language and with English subtitles as well. His life story is inspiring and originally he was a Qazi.

I am glad you liked it. Have a blessed week.

Blessings always

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on May 24, 2021:

Beautiful poem Misbah. Yunus was a gifted poet and the words used by him to express his love really mesmerizes the reader. Love is supposed to be the closest possible way to reach God and Yunus really nails it beautifully. Thanks, Misbah for this wonderful creation.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on May 24, 2021:

Thanks a lot, my dear sister, for your beautiful comments. I am glad you liked it. This poem is originally by Yunus Emre, are you watching the Turkish series about Yunus Emre? It's available on Youtube. You should watch it. Worth watching. It's in Urdu maybe they have in English as well.

Lots of love.

Blessings and Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on May 24, 2021:

Thanks a lot for the beautiful comment, Brenda. I am glad you liked it. Yes, Divine Love is All that we all need. The real true Love. Every one of us can touch this Love. God Loves us All.

Have a happy week.

Blessings and Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on May 24, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind and generous comment, John. There are a lot of works by Asian and Eastern poets and Sufis of which the modern world and western world are not aware of. I will soon publish an article about Shams Tabrizi, a lot of people don't know him. He had a great history and was a spiritual teacher of Rumi. A lot of people know about Rumi but they don't know about Tabrizi.

I am glad you liked it. Much appreciated.

Have a wonderful week.

Blessings always

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on May 24, 2021:

Thanks a lot for appreciating, Peggy. I am glad you liked it. Wishing you a blessed and happy week.

Lots of love

Blessings

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on May 24, 2021:

Salam Misbah,

Beautiful poem and every word of it is a reflection of love. And the intensity with which the poet has expressed love shows how powerful this emotion is. Thanks for sharing with us.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

Beautiful poetry here gal.

Love is all I need...it immerses me.

Love can give you energy day & night.

It can be a blessing to touch this kind of love.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 23, 2021:

Nice work translating this poem of divine love. Well done Misbah. Thank you for sharing.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 23, 2021:

This s beautiful, Misbah. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

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