Turkish poetry throughout the centuries
Below is a small collection of Turkish poetry from its beginnings in 13th
century till the early 20th century. You can read a
on the Turkish poetry before you start. If you're interested in the forms
presented below, let me know,
I'll try to put in more examples of them.
The Book of Dede Korkut (compiled c. 13th century)
Yunus Emre (?1238-?1320)
Pir Sultan Abdal
"Come, let's grant the joy to this heart of ours that
founders in distress: /
Let's go to the pleasure gardens, come, my sauntering cypress . . ."
PROMISED LAND ,
"Let it play with your hair, this gentle breeze /
Blowing from the seven seas."
Turkish Poetry Page
Last updated Apr 23, 1995