The vineyards of Gesi

I wander the vineyards in Gesi,
seeking the lover I have lost.
I only want you to greet me -
come sit, so that we may speak.
What could I want with a lover
who does not know my suffering?

I have three wreaths of roses
in the vineyards of Gesi.
There may be no God you fear
but there is death for you and me.

If there is death in the world,
there is cruelty;

My poor mother,

do not forsake me in the hills.

No one else will feel my pain;

you alone will feel for me.

Gesi Bağları

Translated August 20, 2020