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Can anyone explain this poem please
1.       Kath0609
53 posts
 07 Apr 2012 Sat 12:26 am

Hi I am trying to understand the context to this poem. I think it is about someone who is in love but feels that it would be better not to love someone.... but I may be totally wrong

 

Aşk kaçmaktan çok kovalamayı sever Gormekten çok özkemeyi Dokunmaktan çok düşlemeyi Ve aşk öyle haindir ki

 

I have been told that it translates to:

Love likes to chase better than to escape,

to long better than to see,

to dream better than to touch.

Such a traitor is love.

thanks

Kath

2.       tunci
7149 posts
 07 Apr 2012 Sat 12:41 am

Aşk kaçmaktan çok kovalamayı sever Gormekten çok özlemeyi Dokunmaktan çok düşlemeyi Ve aşk öyle haindir ki

 

Love likes to chase better than to escape,

to long better than to see,

to dream better than to touch.

Such a traitor is love.

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I am not a poet but I will try to explain by following Abla´s excellent translation ;

just to remind you that Poetic verses can not be translated 100 percent into another language as it loses it´s taste and spirit. It is like moving a flower from it´s place and replanting it into another place. The flower can still survive but it loses it´s vividness.

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Love is such a weird thing that follows the opposite rules of this world.

Say a man/woman fell in love with a woman/man. The lover feels such an ecstatic enjoyment with chasing his/her lover, rather than staying away from him/her.

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Normally, we all prefer seeing our loved ones rather than having them away missing them.

However the lover weirdly prefer missing his lover , he prefers being away from her, so that he can miss her. By doing this , he choses the strange taste of agony of love that makes his love strong.

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Likewise, the lover prefers dreaming of his lover rather than touching her since if he touches her [physcial contact] might breaks the magic of love.

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And " Love is such a traitor " , According to the worldly values love brings trust,reliance. But in unrequited love, the lover on the contrary feels insecure, lack of trust , and fear of losing his lover. And when the worst happens [ she leaves him ] he feels that he is been betrayed by love. Therefore he thinks Love is a traitor.




Edited (4/7/2012) by tunci

3.       Kath0609
53 posts
 07 Apr 2012 Sat 01:13 am

4.       Kath0609
53 posts
 07 Apr 2012 Sat 01:22 am

i don´t know what is going on here but my post didn´t show.

 

Anyway I said thank you so much tunci for the explanation.....I think I understand now

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