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"Thought is an errand boy, fear a mine of worries." -- Yunus Emre
Yunus Emre (1240?—1321?) was a Turkish poet and Sufi mystic. He has exercised immense influence on Turkish literature, from his own day until the present. Because Yunus Emre is, after Ahmet Yesevi and Sultan Veled, one of the first known Turkish poets to have composed works in the spoken Turkish of his own age and region rather than in Persian or Arabic, his diction remains very close to the popular speech of his contemporaries in Central and Western Anatolia. This is also the language of a number of anonymous folk-poets, folk-songs, fairy tales, riddles (tekerlemeler), and proverbs.

Like the Oghuz language Book of Dede Korkut, an older and anonymous Central Asian epic, the Turkish folklore that inspired Yunus Emre in his occasional use of tekerlemeler as a poetic device had been handed down orally to him and his contemporaries. This strictly oral tradition continued for a long while.

Following the Mongolian invasion of Anatolia facilitated by the Seljuk Turkish defeat at the 1243 Karaman, Islamic mystic literature thrived in Anatolia, and Yunus Emre became one of its most distinguished poets. Poems of Sultan Yunu Emre ... despite being fairly simple on the surface ... evidence his skill in describing quite abstruse mystical concepts in a clear way. He remains a popular figure in a number of countries, stretching from Azerbaijan to the Balkans, with seven different and widely dispersed localities disputing the privilege of having his tomb within their boundaries.

His poems, written in the tradition of Anatolian folk poetry, mainly concern divine love as well as human destiny:
Yunus'dürür benim ad?mGün geçtikçe artar odum?ki cihanda maksûdumBana seni gerek seni.
Yunus Emre the mystic is my name,Each passing day fans and rouses my flame,What I desire in both worlds is the same:You're the one I need, you're the one I crave.


Yunus Emre's portrait is depicted on the reverse of the Turkish 200 lira banknote issued in 2009.

In 1946, Ahmed Adnan Saygun composed an oratorio entitled Yunus Emre.

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Total Books: 11
Yunus Emre  Nesimi The Two Great Turkish Sufi Poets
2014 - Yunus Emre Nesimi the Two Great Turkish Sufi Poets (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781502563606
ISBN-10: 1502563606
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The Drop That Became the Sea Lyric Poems
1999 - The Drop That Became the Sea Lyric Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780939660308
ISBN-10: 093966030X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Posie populaire des Turcs
1998 - Posie Populaire Des Turcs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782729703707
ISBN-10: 2729703705
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The Poetry of Yunus Emre a Turkish Sufi Poet
1993 - The Poetry of Yunus Emre a Turkish Sufi Poet [University of California Publications in Modern Philology] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780520097810
ISBN-10: 0520097815
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Wandering Fool Sufi Poems of a Thirteenth-Century Turkish Dervish
The City of the Heart Yunus Emre's Verses of Wisdom and Love
The City of the Heart Yunus Emre's Verses of Wisdom and Love (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852303334
ISBN-10: 1852303336
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Yunus Emre and His Mystical Poetry
Yunus Emre and His Mystical Poetry [Indiana University Turkish Studies, 2] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781878318015
ISBN-10: 1878318012
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Les Chants du pauvre Yunus
Les Chants Du Pauvre Yunus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782845900370
ISBN-10: 2845900376
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Ausgewhlte Gedichte
Ausgewhlte Gedichte (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783924542733
ISBN-10: 3924542732
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