Elif (English translation)

  • Artist: Badem (Barış Bahçeci, Mustafa Kemal Öztürk, Doğaç Başaran, Mert Özdemir & Emre Yıldız)
  • Song: Elif 2 translations
  • Translations: English, Russian
English translation


With its tender flakes, snow flutters about,
It keeps falling, calling out “Elif… Elif…”
This frenzied heart of mine wanders about,
Like minstrels, calling out “Elif… Elif…”
Elif’s robe is embroidered all over;
Her eyes – like a baby goshawk’s – glower.
She smells lovely like a highland flower,
With those scents calling out “Elif… Elif…”
When she frowns, her glance is a dart that goes,
Into my heart: I fall into death’s throes,
In her white hand she holds a pen - she knows,
What she writes, calling out “Elif… Elif…”
Right in front of her home a trellis stands;
There’s Elif, holding glasses in her hands,
It’s as if a duck whose head has green strands,
Gently floats, calling out “Elif… Elif…”
I am the Minstrel: your slave for my part,
There’s no love for other belles in my heart,
Unbuttoning the shirt, I tear apart,
The collars, calling out “Elif… Elif…”
Submitted by TutkuPassion on Fri, 18/04/2014 - 22:48
Added in reply to request by Kais Libre
Author's comments:

*Elif is a Turkish name given to girls.
This is actually a well-known poem written by Karacaoğlan.

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TutkuPassion    Fri, 18/04/2014 - 23:21

Kais, no problem at all! Ala rasee Regular smile You are so welcome!