Thursday, February 11, 2016

from another hill

Ahhh .ahhh
Sana dün bir tepeden baktim aziz istanbul
Görmedim gezmedigim sevmedigim hiç bir yer
Ömrüm oldukça gönül tahtima keyfince kurul
Sade bir semtini sevmekbile bir ömre deger
Sade bir semtini sevmekbile bir ömre deger

Nice revnakli sehirler görünür dünyada
Lakin efsunlu güzellikleri sensin yaratan
Yasamisdir derim en hos ve uzun rüyada
Sende çok yil yasayan, sende ölen, sende yatan
Sende çok yil yasayan, sende ölen, sende yatan

Ahhh. ahhh . ahhh
Sana dün bir tepeden baktim aziz istanbul
Aziz istanbul

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From Another Hill

I looked at you from another hill, dear Istanbul!
I know you like back of my hand, and love you dearly.
Come, come and sit on my heart's throne as long as I live
Just to love a district of yours is worth a whole life.

There are many flourishing cities in the world.
But you're the only one who creates enchanting beauty.
I say, he who has lived happily, in the longest dream,
Is he who spent his life in you, died in you, and was buried in you.    

Yahya Kemal Beyatli





 
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