Magtymguly Pyragy English Translations

Where Is My Azady – Magtymguly Pyragy

Where Is My Azady – Magtymguly Pyragy

Where Is My Azady I was in search of fate, but it confronted you, The light of my eyes—where is my Azady? You took my heart and gave it to the mutts, The sultan of my soul—where is my Azady? My mosque and mihrab are left without the imam, My moon didn’t rise and didn’t shine, I was left alone, the f...

Imagine – Magtymguly Pyragy

Imagine – Magtymguly Pyragy

Imagine If you are caught in a corner before you had a chance to see the world, Imagine that you were set up to travel the world on a horse as fast as the wind. Imagine that you have skills in many crafts, both old and new, In countries such as China, India, the Roman Empire and Ethiopia. Never enga...

No Problem – Magtymguly Pyragy

No Problem – Magtymguly Pyragy

No Problem You know, a coward is the one who always answers Your requests by saying, “No problem!” If you need to do something urgent, He will never be found to help you. He’ll twirl his moustache, pulling it to the sides, He will try to show that his efforts are stronger than a tiger’s, He will roa...

The Good Times Have Not Come – Magtymguly Pyragy

The Good Times Have Not Come – Magtymguly Pyragy

The Good Times Have Not Come I am an ignorant one; I got trapped by fate, I have been waiting long, but the good times have not come, And now I can’t bear the departure, I have been waiting long, but the good times have not come. I am nearly forty, and my bowl is full, Having gone through a lot of p...

For Chovdur Khan – Magtymguly Pyragy

For Chovdur Khan – Magtymguly Pyragy

For Chovdur Khan People hoped to ask for the help of, Ahmet Shah for Chovdur Khan, It was a destiny to go and not to come, Back safe and sound for Chovdur Khan. Trees have curdled, rains have stopped, Clouds have slowed down, unable to tolerate this pain, The earth has degraded and destinies gotten ...

Are Astonished Greatly – Magtymguly Pyragy

Are Astonished Greatly – Magtymguly Pyragy

Are Astonished Greatly Those in love with their Lord, Are astonished greatly. Those eyes in search of the beloved, Are in tears – endless tears. The Almighty took mercy on him, A miracle with light and might, Hoja Ahmet with the dress of a dervish on, Is in Sayram–Sayram. Trees growing out of the gr...

With Streams – Magtymguly Pyragy

With Streams – Magtymguly Pyragy

With Streams On the top of high mountains, Clouds will play with rain streams, Any work which comes with people, Is a holiday and feast for a brave man. Those who spoke became deaf and dumb, Gold, silver corroded and turned into rust, When a mosquito was equal to an elephant When they compete with e...

It Is Stubborn, My Friends – Magtymguly Pyragy

It Is Stubborn, My Friends – Magtymguly Pyragy

It Is Stubborn, My Friends Oh, dervishes, true believers, prosperous rich men, The fate’s turn is stubborn, my friends Praying in reproach will not be counted, Don’t rely on wealth; it is all in vain, my friends. If noses become skinny, faces turn yellow, Lips get dry, tongues become speechless, Nai...

Resembles a Horse – Magtymguly Pyragy

Resembles a Horse – Magtymguly Pyragy

Resembles a Horse A hill in the outskirts of the village, Resembles a saddled horse; Foolish men will resemble, A bad letter written in gold. This world resembles a river without a bottom, It will get you drowned, be aware. Don’t be proud of your wealth, It will come and go in turns. The one with no...

This Torment – Magtymguly Pyragy

This Torment – Magtymguly Pyragy

This Torment I have travelled and wandered a lot due to the fire of love, What a disaster; who is able to tolerate this torment? If the flame of love is brought to the sky, Even the skies will shatter under the load of this torment. The candles won’t light up if there are no signs of love, Even bird...

Humankind – Magtymguly Pyragy

Humankind – Magtymguly Pyragy

Humankind Whether asleep or awake, he will always keep in his mind, Whatever work is chosen by humankind, The grief of being poor won’t make you depressed, If a man becomes a beggar wishing to have a wife. He who is not afraid to commit a sin will be in disgrace, It will become known on Judgment Day...

A Horse Is Needed First – Magtymguly Pyragy

A Horse Is Needed First – Magtymguly Pyragy

A Horse Is Needed First For a young man to earn fame, A horse is needed first. To duly welcome guests, Kind-heartedness is needed first. A brave man is needed to tolerate sufferings, A horse is needed to pierce an armoured coat; To treat people to plenty of dishes, A welcoming soul is needed first. ...

Brought Trouble onto Us – Magtymguly Pyragy

Brought Trouble onto Us – Magtymguly Pyragy

Brought Trouble onto Us Our brave men passed away, Fate brought trouble onto us. Children being taken away from fathers; Fate brought trouble onto us. This transient world has turned into fire, There is no intention of an uncertain soul, Not a single one was left safe, Fate brought trouble onto us. ...

You Will Be Taken Away – Magtymguly Pyragy

You Will Be Taken Away – Magtymguly Pyragy

You Will Be Taken Away Oh, son of Adam, you will not stay In this world, you will be taken away. All your gathered property, halal or haram, Will remain after your death, Whatever way you lead in this world, People will remember only your good and bad words, Your amazing eyes and flower-like face Wi...

My Arabic-Speaking Beloved – Magtymguly Pyragy

My Arabic-Speaking Beloved – Magtymguly Pyragy

My Arabic-Speaking Beloved They stained your dress in blood, My famous beloved speaking Arabic, In separation, the soul of your father burnt down, My famous Arabic-speaking beloved, My sweetheart, originally from Syria, dressed in a Roman outfit. Shedding endless tears due to sufferings, Being afrai...

Starred – Magtymguly Pyragy

Starred – Magtymguly Pyragy

Starred What a disaster, what a sorrow, what chaos, No one takes mercy on me, I’m ill-starred, Even if I moan my wishes won’t be heard by the Almighty, No one takes mercy on me, I’m ill-starred. My fate befriended the others, It wouldn’t listen to my complaints, even when I shared them. It sent my p...

Dedicate, Pyragy – Magtymguly Pyragy

Dedicate, Pyragy – Magtymguly Pyragy

Dedicate, Pyragy Having taken the world’s beauty in your hands Do grant it to your people, before you pass away. Don’t conceal all things, whether good or bad. Dedicate them to your nation, Pyragy. Let other nations who lack it look at it from aside, striving for it. Let the river Jeyhun full of wat...

Will Not Awaken – Magtymguly Pyragy

Will Not Awaken – Magtymguly Pyragy

Will Not Awaken Oh, my friends, my failed fate, Won’t awaken days and nights, Neither my tree that lost its fruit, Nor my spring will awaken. Oh, friends, Muslim brothers, Nor women who left this world in a pure state, With their souls dumped into mud, Nor will the geese of my lakes awaken. The gard...

In Need of a Beloved – Magtymguly Pyragy

In Need of a Beloved – Magtymguly Pyragy

In Need of a Beloved A nice nobleman is in need Of a beloved worthy of him, A brave man is in need of an Arab horse, As well as a diamond saber. A noble man is a man who is ready to serve his country, Who is ready to sacrifice his life for his faith; The brave men are at the service of their motherl...

No One Knows Where It Begins or Ends – Magtymguly Pyragy

No One Knows Where It Begins or Ends – Magtymguly Pyragy

No One Knows Where It Begins or Ends To defend its honor, the tribes of Goklen and Yomut Gathered such an army, that no one knows where it begins or ends, The desert Deshti-Dahan had not space enough to hold it, One won’t know its paths or the lands it stopped. If crows attack it, its falcons will f...

The King, My Wanderer – Magtymguly Pyragy

The King, My Wanderer – Magtymguly Pyragy

The King, My Wanderer Lovers are khans and sultans for everybody, The king of the throne of the heavenly body, my wanderer, I will cover distances searching for it, I won’t know which one; give me a message, my wanderer. I suffered so much on this path, Having gotten exhausted, I became miserable, I...

Fetdah – Magtymguly Pyragy

Fetdah – Magtymguly Pyragy

Fetdah Iran and Turan are now under your rule, Now rejoice at your reign, Fetdah, All the Turkmen people will live happily in the desert, Know this: do not shed the blood of the innocent, Fetdah. Today you are a Shah, but you can become a beggar tomorrow, Deprived of your people, motherland and reli...

Confront Destiny – Magtymguly Pyragy

Confront Destiny – Magtymguly Pyragy

Confront Destiny Endless fear put us into a miserable state, Let’s confront destiny whatever it might be, Our head is overwhelmed with thoughts, Don’t hinder, let them spread around. Initially Jepbar created everything from scratch, Some were created from light; most from soil, My friends, we’ve got...

With the Wind – Magtymguly Pyragy

With the Wind – Magtymguly Pyragy

With the Wind My eyes, my soul, tongue and mind—all four stayed behind, My soul rose with the wind yearning for my motherland, Please, I beg you; do not abandon this land, Enjoy your life, speak to the flowers. It’s a wonderful place; do not lose your hope, Do not lose your passion; do not get angry...

It Will Never Be Equal to a Horse – Magtymguly Pyragy

It Will Never Be Equal to a Horse – Magtymguly Pyragy

It Will Never Be Equal to a Horse The work of a donkey is worthless, my friends, It will never be equal to work done by a horse. If something could influence an idler, Please know, there will be no comparison to a delicate man. Don’t believe in the transient world, Don’t be proud of gold and silver,...

Ruined – Magtymguly Pyragy

Ruined – Magtymguly Pyragy

Ruined Oh, my dear friends, this crazy world, Has ruined all my good days, This sham, this unfaithful world Has deprived me of my joyful time. A young man is in need of a beloved first, An unintelligent man will find no friend, A brave young man lonely from the start, Is subject to a trial by cruel ...

To the Top of the Heavens – Magtymguly Pyragy

To the Top of the Heavens – Magtymguly Pyragy

To the Top of the Heavens Oh, Ahmet Shah, your fame spreads all over the earth, Your name will reach the top of the heavens, Whoever comes is on your side, those who don’t become your game Climb the stairs of greatness, step by step. Invade Iran, lead the army, Let your crown sit strong on your head...

Hesitation – Magtymguly Pyragy

Hesitation – Magtymguly Pyragy

Hesitation Ignorance has put his head on its pillow, A slumbering man spent so much time in hesitation. The bird of life turned carnivorous in the cage of the body, And is struggling to free itself with every breath. Your life has passed; you haven’t any good deeds, You should have turned a stop on ...

A Stranger is Better – Magtymguly Pyragy

A Stranger is Better – Magtymguly Pyragy

A Stranger is Better A stranger is better to have around on your Day of happiness, visiting each other. But your close friend, your brother, as well as your wealth Are good on your sad days, when you are in trouble. Get yourself involved in halal deeds – you will be blessed in the hereafter. Don’t h...

Be a Slave – Magtymguly Pyragy

Be a Slave – Magtymguly Pyragy

Be a Slave Instead of being a bey of worthless people, It’s better to be a slave of someone prosperous, Instead of being at the service of an ill-natured bey, It’s better to turn into ashes in the shade of a real bey. Quit evil deeds, focus on good ones, A griffon will also say, “my nestling is cute...

You Will Break Stones – Magtymguly Pyragy

You Will Break Stones – Magtymguly Pyragy

You Will Break Stones When your fate wakes up and wealth becomes your companion, If you bit into a mountain, you would break stones; If your fate goes wrong and your luck becomes miserable, Even thin porridge will break your teeth. If you enter the ocean fearing your death, What is the benefit of fe...

My Beautiful Beloved Won’t Be Seen – Magtymguly Pyragy

My Beautiful Beloved Won’t Be Seen – Magtymguly Pyragy

My Beautiful Beloved Won’t Be Seen Wake up, let me ask Gabriel, What is the reason for my beautiful beloved not to be seen? I am ready to come to your doors every day, begging you to let me in, I promise – yet my zeal will not be noticed. Fate has made its grindstones impatient, Being distanced from...

Stature – Magtymguly Pyragy

Stature – Magtymguly Pyragy

Stature My beloved, when you walk, I am proud of your cypress-like stature. An outfit made of flowers, Fits your wonderful stature nicely. I am a nightingale suffering because of you, You have taken my soul as a sacrifice for you, Let the belt left behind by Zuleyha, Be fitting for your stature. My ...

We Shed Our Tears – Magtymguly Pyragy

We Shed Our Tears – Magtymguly Pyragy

We Shed Our Tears My fortune seems to be taking wing, We prayed and shed our tears, Praying for the fulfillment of our wishes, oh, Great Lord, Unexpectedly the Kizilbash have betrayed us and left. May people prosper and spread around all over the steppes of the land seen by Hydyr, Let the foundation...

Will Never Be Brave – Magtymguly Pyragy

Will Never Be Brave – Magtymguly Pyragy

Will Never Be Brave A hero will be born to a brave man, A coward will never be brave, indeed. There is a fire burning in a wolf’s eyes Jackals and foxes will never be wolves, indeed. Speak aloud what you know, If a nightingale is separated from a rose, Know this, a son of Adam, there is no other lan...

In Need of a Ruler – Magtymguly Pyragy

In Need of a Ruler – Magtymguly Pyragy

In Need of a Ruler Nations with dignity and power, Are in need of a brave and rich ruler. Waists have no value with only a belt, For that a beautiful red robe is also needed. A precious dream and your beautiful face, The haze of mountains, the wind of the Hazar Sea, A rich man with a sense of dignit...

Not Worthy of His Dream – Magtymguly Pyragy

Not Worthy of His Dream – Magtymguly Pyragy

Not Worthy of His Dream So many people’s fate is in poverty, It is not worthy of a good dream you see in sleep. So many people suffer to find a piece of hard bread, But they will never try this tasty treat. For those who ask, I could say I have fire in my body. There are so many words worth more tha...

The Hasar Mountains – Magtymguly Pyragy

The Hasar Mountains – Magtymguly Pyragy

The Hasar Mountains The Hasar Mountains are high, Their slopes are full of antelopes, Hunters will find plenty of game there, If they go to the Hasar Mountains. The Hasar Mountains have their own paths, He, who sees them will admire; You can see the most beautiful women, If you take a walk in the Ha...

For the Moon and Sun to Set – Magtymguly Pyragy

For the Moon and Sun to Set – Magtymguly Pyragy

For the Moon and Sun to Set Sufis of sixty or seventy years old, Little time is left for your moon and sun to set. Foxes not seeing a hound in the deserts and valleys Will wish to kill a sleeping lion. A crow will say, “There is no falcon like me,” If thousands of crows gathered together they won’t ...

He Left this World They Said – Magtymguly Pyragy

He Left this World They Said – Magtymguly Pyragy

“He Left this World,” They Said Oh, dear friends, a nasty destan came to its end, “A hero left this world,” they said, The end of the world has come, the Sun darkened, “The Sun and the Moon have set,” they said. An expected pain of separation came, Seidi Tarhan will suffer the pain of separation, Th...

With the Stones – Magtymguly Pyragy

With the Stones – Magtymguly Pyragy

With the Stones My heart will say, “I’d like to go far from people, To walk in the mountains and stones.” Recalling all my sins and wrongdoings, I’d like to wash my face with my tears. I see that everybody is engaged in something. My heart is preoccupied with sorrow, I’d like to sit in a remote corn...

It Won’t Descend from the Sky, My Friends – Magtymguly Pyragy

It Won’t Descend from the Sky, My Friends – Magtymguly Pyragy

It Won’t Descend from the Sky, My Friends The soul, not being at ease, rose from its seat. It flew up and won’t descend from the sky, my friends. It has an intention which occupies its mind, Indeed, it won’t give up this intention, my friends. It has tasted the sugar of love, Now it won’t listen to ...

Ruined It – Magtymguly Pyragy

Ruined It – Magtymguly Pyragy

Ruined It Look, how my fate has ruined the building of my poor soul. Look at what the world ruined, Creating the pain in my heart, Having deprived me of my dignity. If only prosperity comes from God, If only sad eyes start shining with happiness, If only the poor realize the value of the motherland,...

This Is the Time When – Magtymguly Pyragy

This Is the Time When – Magtymguly Pyragy

This Is the Time When My friends, do not be in deep sleep at dawn, This is the time when the doors are open for wishes, And saintly men are granted blessings, This the time when God shares his light. Do not be sinful or you will burn down, Know yourself and stay away from vanity, This is the right t...

I Am Separated – Magtymguly Pyragy

I Am Separated – Magtymguly Pyragy

I Am Separated I’m a nightingale; I am moaning and groaning, I am separated from my new garden of roses. Shedding bloody tears from my eyes, I am separated from my beloved sweetheart. The stibium looks nice on the eyes of my beloved, I can endlessly describe her looks, Her mouth is sweet; her lips r...

Abdullah – Magtymguly Pyragy

Abdullah – Magtymguly Pyragy

Abdullah Nine years passed since the day you left, Where is your homeland then, my brother Abdullah? He who once left would return, wouldn’t he? Where is your homeland then, my brother Abdullah? I waited for news from you, kneeling in front of the mountains; But only silence comes in return, no word...

Beys – Magtymguly Pyragy

Beys – Magtymguly Pyragy

Beys The act of the brave man won’t match one of a coward, Oh, beys, cowards will only do harm in battle. A coward won’t know the value of a brave man, Oh, beys, each deed of a coward is a disaster. Mature brave men won’t cheat to take your share, Whereas cowards will never be satisfied even with th...

Your Black Eyes – Magtymguly Pyragy

Your Black Eyes – Magtymguly Pyragy

Your Black Eyes Your executor-like black eyes, Have become the reason for my soul’s burning, Your executor-like black eyes, Will have no mercy on me. My fairy, do not wander all alone, Don’t look at the faces of evil people, Lining your black eyebrows with stibium, Your black eyes are like a disaste...

My Fate, My Cruel Enemy – Magtymguly Pyragy

My Fate, My Cruel Enemy – Magtymguly Pyragy

My Fate, My Cruel Enemy You separated me, my fate, my cruel enemy, From my parents, brothers and a son. You’ve distanced me from my people, my will and my wealth, You separated me, my fate, my cruel enemy. Stretching out hands, I cannot hit the target due to my poverty, The sorrow of my heart will n...

Tears Are Flowing – Magtymguly Pyragy

Tears Are Flowing – Magtymguly Pyragy

Tears Are Flowing The fog of grief is taking over my poor soul, I cannot help crying, my tears are flowing. Someone, taking mercy on me, asks about my state, But seeing how depressed I am is giving me more pain. Despite the efforts to increase the fire of love, Death will be easier than a separation...

Desires of This Transient World – Magtymguly Pyragy

Desires of This Transient World – Magtymguly Pyragy

Desires of This Transient World A son of Adam, your thoughts and desires, Are all desires of this transient world, If you engage yourself in these thoughts, They will bring you grief and pain one day. One day your head will enter the soil, Your relatives will forget about you, The prayers you read a...

Will Leave – Magtymguly Pyragy

Will Leave – Magtymguly Pyragy

Will Leave Oh, a son of Adam, the fate Will come and cut out your robe. It will stab you with its dagger, A killer will spread your blood around. Do not live with passion for this world, Wandering in places forgotten by God, Those whom you visited once Will pass way at the blink of an eye. If you di...

In Search of – Magtymguly Pyragy

In Search of – Magtymguly Pyragy

In Search of My country is Etrek, my people are Goklen, I am in search of love, My soul is filled with turbulence, I am in search of the Sufi leader to bless me with power. I am far from my parents, From my motherland, the iris of my eyes, Losing life is easier than separation, I am in search for a ...

Oh, Beys, My Time Has Passed – Magtymguly Pyragy

Oh, Beys, My Time Has Passed – Magtymguly Pyragy

Oh, Beys, My Time Has Passed Oh beys, at dawn I passed a path Through the tall mountains, Oh beys, I walked by torrents Once seen by the saints. Oh beys, I saw geese resting in the lakes, Listened to the pleasant melodies, Embraced young women and girls, With so much pleasure and joy. Oh, beys, cros...

The Land of the Turkmen – Magtymguly Pyragy

The Land of the Turkmen – Magtymguly Pyragy

The Land of the Turkmen Between the Jeyhun1 river and the Hazar sea, The wind of the Turkmen land rises above its deserts, Its blossoming flowers are as precious as the apples of my black eyes, Torrents rush from the slopes of its tall black mountains. The Almighty blessed this land with His care, T...

Frankly, I Cannot Find Peace – Magtymguly Pyragy

Frankly, I Cannot Find Peace – Magtymguly Pyragy

Frankly, I Cannot Find Peace Oh, fairy, I am in love with you and I am on fire, to be frank, Not seeing your flower-like face, I cannot find peace, to be frank. I had heard a name of one fairy in your city, your name, I am your poor nightingale; I am howling and moaning, to be frank. I am a merchant...

Created Me – Magtymguly Pyragy

Created Me – Magtymguly Pyragy

Created Me Oh, Lord, with your miracle, You created me from nothing. By taking me away from my fellow friends, You made me suffer greatly. You didn’t make me lucky enough, And didn’t hear my supplications. You didn’t make me the father of the world of knowledge, But made me ever in need of wealth. B...

Withered Due to Moaning – Magtymguly Pyragy

Withered Due to Moaning – Magtymguly Pyragy

Withered Due to Moaning Oh, my life, oh, my sweet life, It withered due to moaning. My soul and body burnt down Due to the flaming fire. Oh, my life, oh, my black eyes, Who would need my words? I am the only one among Goklen, Who has been left with dreams unfulfilled. Oh, my life, oh, my flourishing...

Its Value is Known by a Horse – Magtymguly Pyragy

Its Value is Known by a Horse – Magtymguly Pyragy

Its Value is Known by a Horse A donkey does not feel inferior to a horse, One can see its value only by a horse, But when we say a horse, we do not imply that all horses are equal, True horses are known in the field they belong to. In your childhood, you did not know you were a powerful bey, An evil...

See What There Is in It – Magtymguly Pyragy

See What There Is in It – Magtymguly Pyragy

See What There Is in It Let’s travel around this world, And see what there is in it, The tall buildings built by Iskender and Jamshid. Its forests are full of lions and tigers, Grass and flowers, as well as young mountains, We can also see their dew-damp meadows, Creeks and springs with mild water f...