Issue 91 / January - February 2013
M. Fethullah Gulen
Rise up, valiant one, stop sleeping!
Rise up, because my heart is lamentingâ€¦
During the days having passed without you,
I went back over the yesterdays,
Grieving all the while, and saddened
Since you had deserted your country.
O my valiant one, appear now!
Appear, for we are depressed.
Our hearts come into our mouths;
Our last words are on our lipsâ€¦
The people need your smile,
And weâ€™re thirsty for your zeal.
No more strength is left to us:
We, a multitude of orphans,
Are pushed to and fro,
And detained along the wayâ€¦
Wasting time in distractions,
We cannot bear anything extraâ€¦
You appear in dreams every night,
You are in words and in heartsâ€¦
This is so the whole life long:
Come to make your influence felt,
Have some pity upon us, please:
We go down on our bended kneesâ€¦