Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca (August 26, 1914 – October 15, 2008) was one the most prolific Turkish poets of the republican Turkey with more than 60 collections of his poems published as of 2007, laureate of the Struga Poetry Evenings Golden Wreath Award.
THE SULTAN OF THE ANIMALS IS THE NIGHT
Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca
The sultan of the animals is the night
Jet-black, gleaming, furry night.
Like a female animal it gives me courage
As I think of my love.
Evoking magnificent legends
Blood in dreams,
Savage memories come charging
From stark-naked mountains.
All of us animals, beasts and birds,
Crowd the marsh at this moment of tryst.
The white of my teeth glimmers
With relish and eagerness of love.