Monday, July 9, 2012

My Constantinople

"Throne of my lonely niche, my wealth, my love, my moonlight.
My most sincere friend, my confidant, my very existence, my Sultan, my one and only love. 
The most beautiful among the beautiful... 
My springtime, my merry faced love, my daytime, my sweetheart, laughing leaf... 
My plants, my sweet, my rose, the one only who does not distress me in this world... 
My Constantinople, my Caraman, the earth of my Anatolia 
My Badakhshan, my Baghdad and Khorasan 
My woman of the beautiful hair, my love of the slanted brow, my love of eyes full of mischief... 
I'll sing your praises always 
I, lover of the tormented heart, Muhibbi of the eyes full of tears, I am happy"

*this poem was written by Sultan Suleyman the Magnificient to his wife,Roxalenna

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