If I say that the skies have openedby Seyh Galib
English version by Bernard Lewis
Original Language Turkish
If I say that the skies have opened, the spring has come,
I mean that my beloved has shown me some affection.
If I say that the meadow is adorned with blossoms,
it conveys that my sweetheart spoke to me with a smile.
|-- from Music of a Distant Drum: Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish & Hebrew Poems, Translated by Bernard Lewis|