Journey to the Beloved: Sufi Poems by Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre, Ersin Balci (tr.)




I have not come for selfish assertions,

My task is Love;

The heart is God's abode,

And I am here to build hearts. 


Yunus Emre, one of the foremost exponents of Turkish Sufi thought and poetry, lived in Anatolia in the 13th century.

This work is a selection and translation of 50 of Yunus's poems from his Divan.