The Juniper Lover - The Rose Lover - The Hyacinth Lover
Ink & Digital Editing on Paper
Poems of the classical Turkish Folk Literature, which inspired the work.
"Oh, the tall juniper!
How you swayed, has demolished me.
I thought that you were my supreme beloved
when I saw you."
Nedim (translated) (18th century)
"Salindin şöyle, kim yikdin beni
Ey arar-i azad
Seni gördük de sandim
"I don't know what wind has blown
The rose faded, the warbler stopped the voice."
Seyh Galip (translated)
"Bilmem ki, ne rüzgar esti
Gül soldu, hezar savti kesti."
"Your rose face, tulip spirit, and your hair is hyacinth.
Even your polite mouth is a rose bud, which isn’t flourished yet."
"Gül yüzün lâle ruhun sünbül-i terdir zülfün
Nâ-şüküfte dahi gül goncası nâzik dehenin."