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I Came to the World Before You

I came to the world before you
to prepare my soul
for the celebration of our rendezvous,
to taste life without you
so each moment I saw you
would be a miracle

I came to the world before you
to make flowers live longer
and flames burn brighter
and to disperse the sorrowful clouds,
to learn how easy it is
to come to life in your embrace
and lose you within me

I came to the world before you
to make gazelles
draw near to villages and wells,
to make birds feed from our hands
and elude snares and traps

I came to the world before you
to be able to light stars
like candles
whenever you desire, my love,
to create a place for our rendezvous
from the softest down

I came to the world before you
to train my eyes
to make out your features
amid a flood of colour,
to train my ears
to detect your whisper
amid a storm of voices

I came to the world before you
so that my every fibre
will resonate with the music of your body,
so that I may be worthy
of claiming the crown and the throne
of your love

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Eloise

Hello,
Does anyone know where I can find a version of this poem in Kurmanji Kurdish but with the roman alphabet?
Many thanks

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