Ask those who know, what’s this soul within the flesh?


yellow-red tulips, istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

yellow-red tulips, istanbul tulip festival, pentax k10d

a mystic poem  by Yunus Emre.  I like this tulip composition, flu background painted with green.

Ask those who know…

Ask those who know,
what’s this soul within the flesh?
Reality’s own power.
What blood fills these veins?

Thought is an errand boy,
fear a mine of worries.
These sighs are love’s clothing.
Who is the Khan on the throne?

Give thanks for His unity.
He created when nothing existed.
And since we are actually nothing,
what are possessions, houses, shops?

God sent us here
to come and see the world.
This world itself is not everlasting.
What are all of Solomon’s riches?

Ask Yunus and Taptuk
what the world means to them.
The world won’t last.
What are You? What am I?

Yunus Emre

taken by Pentax K10D, at Istanbul

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One response to “Ask those who know, what’s this soul within the flesh?

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