The Foundation of the Turkmen – Magtymguly Pyragy

The Foundation of the Turkmen
You should know – whatever I am building, is, in fact, the core of the earth
It will always be free, this is the foundation of the Turkmen.
Enemies confronting them lose all their hopes,
You should know – out of steel is made this Turkmen fortress.
King Solomon, brave Rüstem u Zal, King Jemshit – all wanted to conquer it,
No Shah’s evil will damage it even when an army of a hundred thousand soldiers assault daily.
Mountains will learn from it, its armies stand in rows,
Each time when Zulpukar is raised, a young man’s enthusiasm increases.
If Teke, Yomut, Yazyr, Goklen, and residents of Ahal are together united,
Flowers will start to blossom when they march together.
If all Kizilbash are thrown behind mountains,
They won’t sleep at night or dawn – their weeping will be continousy heard.
If a hunter steps forward, he won’t succeed
He won’t be able to lure Turkmen children into his hostage.
The wise are numerous in the Turkmen land, as are events worth celebrating.
Its brave people are men of their word, and their hearts are open.
Magtymguly keeps saying: there is no evil in their hearts.
For the Almighty takes care of this land with His blessings.
Magtymguly Pyragy

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