O my God do not part me from thee

Do not part me from thy sight

To love you is my faith and belief

Do not part my belief from my faith

I've withered, become like the Autumn

Do not part the leaves from the branch

My master is a rose, I his leaf

Do not part the leaf from the rose

I, a nightingale in my love's garden

Do not part his beak from his song

All the fish breathe in water they say

Do not part the fish from the lake

Esrefoglu is the humble slave

Do not part the Sultan from his servant


Esrefoglu (?-1469)

Translated by Taner Baybars