‘Mecnun and Dust’ – Video

 

‘Mecnun and Dust’ is based on a Kurdish poem ‘Mecnun ve Toz Bulutu’ by Sezai Karakoç.

Bir gün Mecnun
Yalnız ve yorgun
Karşıda bir toz bulutu gördü
Sanki geliyordu O’nu yutmak için
Dedi dur ey toz bulutu
Karanlığın bereketi ölüm otu
Acele etme vakit var
Sayılıdır saatler dakikalar
Azrail bile senden sabırlıdır
Burda sencileyin benim de işim var
Arzum şu ki ödev bitip gün dolsun
Benim de kaderim mutluca
Bir toz zerresi olmak olsun

Translation
Once upon a time
Mecnun was alone and tired
He saw a dusty cloud in front of him
As if the cloud came to swallow him
“Don’t come closer, Cloud” – He said
The darkness of bless, seed of death
Don’t hurry, we have time
It counts hours and minutes
The Reaper is more patient than you
Feel your pains here
because there is no more time
My wish is that the duty finished
and the day ends
And my destiny is to be happy
As a grain of dust

 

Duration 03:14 min.
Mardin, Turkey, 2013