Nigâr Hanım (1856-1918) was a Turkish woman poet, who pioneered modern Western styles in a feminine mode. She is a major figure in post-Tanzimat Turkish poetry.
Nigâr was born in İstanbul to Macar Osman Paşa, an Ottoman nobleman of Hungarian origin. She was very well educated, first attending Kadıköy Fransız Mektebi later receiving lectures at home from private ... more »
Tell Me Again
Am I your only love -in the whole world - now?
Am I really the only object of your love?
If passions rage in your mind,
If love springs eternal in your heart –
Is it all meant for me? Tell me again.
Tell me right now, am I the one who inspires
All your dark thoughts,
all your sadness?
Share with me what you feel, what you think.
Come, my love, pour into my heart
Whatever gives you so much pain.
Tell me again.