Throne of my lonely niche, my wealth, my love, my moonlight.

My most sincere friend, my confidant, my very existence, my Sultan

The most beautiful among the beautiful

My springtime, my merry faced love, my daytime, my sweetheart, laughing leaf.

My plants, my sweet, my rose, the one and only who does not distress me in this world.

My Istanbul, my Karaman, the earth of my Anatolia.

My Badakhshan, my Baghdad, my Khorasan

My woman of the beautiful hair, my love of the slanted brow, my love of eyes full of mischief.

I’ll sing your praises always,

I, lover of the tormented heart, Muhibbi of the eyes full of tears, I am happy.



Written by Kanuni Sultan Suleyman to his beloved wife, Roxelana.