Issue 81 / May - June 2011
You Are the One I Need
Your love took me away from me, You are the One I need
Day and night I burn gripped by agony, You are the One I need
I find no great joy in being alive; if I cease to exist, I would not grieve,
The only solace I have is your love; You are the One I need
Your love slays lovers; makes them dive into the sea of love
Fills them with the image of God; You are the One I need
Let me drink the wine of love; like Majnun, live in the mountain of hardship,
Day and night, You are my sole concern; You are the one I need
The Sufis seek for friendly conversation; the Akhis look for the hereafter
Majnuns (lovers) seek for their Leylas (beloved); You are the One I need
Even if, at the end, they make me die; And scatter my ashes up to the sky,
My soil would break into this outcry; You are the one I need.
Yunus Emre, the mystic, is my name; Each passing day rouses my flame,
What I desire in both worlds is the same; You are the one I need.
Yunus Emre is a famous sufi poet who lived in Asia Minor in the thirteenth century.