Kirghizistan
Altınbek İsmailov
Kirghizistan
He was born in 1982 in Köldük village of Oş Region in Kirghizstan. He started writing poems during his high school years. He graduated from Kirghizstan-Turkey Manas University’s Turcology Department. Altınbek Ismailov has worked intensively on Turkish Literature and Poetry, Sufi poets and poems. He translated Yunus Emre’s poems into Kirghiz language and published them as a book in 2005. He also published a book in 2017 containing his selected translations of some poems and stories into Kirghiz from Mevlana’s famous work “Mesnevi”. In 2005 he was elected as the Kirghizstan representative of the World Young Turkish Writers Union. In 2006 he was accepted as a member of Kirghiz National Writers Union. Currently he is a lecturer at Kirghizstan-Turkey Manas University, and he is one of the presenters of ELTR State Television.

His published books

  • Süyüünün Sultanı Yunus Emre (Yunus Emre / The Sultan of Love) Translation and Review, 2005
  • Taş küzgü (Taş ayna / Stone Mirror), Poetry, 2008
  • Gülistan / Rose Garden (Bahtiyar Vahabzade), Translation, 2010
  • Ömür Yolu / Life’s Road (Ülvi Bünyadzadə) Translation, 2015
  • Mevlana Translation and Review, 2017

The Mountain Of God

The Mountain of God – where the Sun rises.
The Mountain of God – where the wind freezes.
The Mountain of God – where the cloud sits.
The Mountain of God – where the Kyrgyz people are around!

The Mountain of God –where the devil “dies”.
The Mountain of God – where the angel braids her hair.
The Mountain of God – where darkness goes out.
The Mountain of God – where the Kyrgyz people see their spirit!

The Mountain of God – where the souls emanate.
The Mountain of God – where Manas is buried.
The Mountain of God – where history is embedded in Stones
The Mountain of God – where Kyrgyz people worship God!