Daily Archives: May 4, 2009

Erenkoy Galip Pasa Mosque

Erenkoy Galip Pasa Mosque, Kadikoy Istanbul, Pentax K10d

Erenkoy Galip Pasa Mosque, Kadikoy Istanbul, Pentax K10d

geee :) hands up

living on istanbul, pentax k10d

living on istanbul, pentax k10d

Bosphorus from Anadolu Kavağı

Bosphorus  scene from Anadolu Kavağı, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Bosphorus scene from Anadolu Kavağı, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do

pink tulips and purple tulips, istanbul tulip festival, istanbul, pentax k10d

pink tulips and purple tulips, istanbul tulip festival, istanbul, pentax k10d

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

Mevlana

Aziz Mahmud Hüdai Camii

cemetery in Aziz Mahmud Hüdai Mosques garden, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

cemetery in Aziz Mahmud Hüdai Mosque's garden, Üsküdar, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

open your wings

yellow tulips, Istanbul Tulip Festival, istanbul 2009, pentax k10d

yellow tulips, Istanbul Tulip Festival, istanbul 2009, pentax k10d

Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.

Mevlana

Sultanahmet Camii, Sultanahmet Meydanı

Sultanahmet Camii, Blue Mosque, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

Sultanahmet Camii, Blue Mosque, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

By the God who was in pre-eternity living and moving and omnipotent, everlasting

By the God who was in pre-eternity living and moving and omnipotent, everlasting.
His light lit the candles of love so that a hundred thousand secrets became known.
By one decree of Him the world was filled — lover and loved, ruler and ruled.
In the talismans of Shams-e Tabrizi the treasure of His marvels became concealed.
For from the moment that you journeyed forth, we became separated from sweetness like wax;
All the night we are burning like candles, paired to his flame and deprived of honey.
In separation from his beauty, my body is a waste, and the soul in it is like an owl.
Turn those reins in this direction, twist the trunk of the elephant of joy.
Without your presence concert is not lawful; music has been stoned like Satan.
Without you not one ode has been uttered, until that gracious vision of yours arrived and was understood;
Then out of the joy of hearing your letter five or six odes were composed.
May our eventide through you be radiant dawn, O you in whom Syria and Armenia and Rum glory.

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

from Mystical Poems of Rumi: Volume 2, Translated by A. J. Arberry

we will never die …

red tulips and purple one, istanbul tulip festival, istanbul, pentax k10d

red tulips and purple one, istanbul tulip festival, istanbul, pentax k10d

However and wherever we are, we must live as if we will never die.
Nazim Hikmet

lights of 1453

Bosphorus and Istanbul, pentax k10d

Bosphorus and Istanbul, pentax k10d

During the day I was singing with you

During the day I was singing with you.
At night we slept in the same bed.
I wasn’t conscious day or night.
I thought I knew who I was,
but I was you.

Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi

from Open Secret: Versions of Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks / Translated by John Moyne

I am coming from Üsküdar

ferryboat in Usküdar port, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

ferryboat in Usküdar port, İstanbul, Pentax K10d