Love is Ancient and is Eternal

By Yunus Emre

Love is ancient and is eternal and it is the highest plane there
is.

Tongue talking of Love is full of grace, God the real speaker
is.

God is that One Who speaks, listens, sees, allows us to see;
every word God says: our body, soul’s home; who the dweller
is!

How can this form possibly find words and master language?
God let the body talk and to tongue the gift of a wise speaker
is.

It is our duty to speak and to speak is joyful and intoxicating:
that which we drank and made us drunk, love’s sweet water
is.

God owns all we say, as God speaks and all words are His:
we are God’s and God is ours; tongue, another worshipper
is.

In what Yunus says are no lies, even if you don’t accept God:
if in the dark life’s tossed away, one, of divine wisdom a loser
is.

Translated by Paul Smith

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