Longing – a short poem

14 October 2007

This little poem by the famous Turk poet Aziz Nesin was left on Jahane Rumi by Sherry – I love it so much that I am re-posting it here –

You made me wait so long, so long that
I got used to missing you
You came back after a long time
I now love longing for you more
than I love you

(translated by Suleyman Fatih Akgul)

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  • http://farhannocturnal.wordpress.com/ nocturnal


    reminded me of Pablo Neruda’s poem.

    posting here first four lines of his poem
    I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You

    I do not love you except because I love you;
    I go from loving to not loving you,
    From waiting to not waiting for you
    My heart moves from cold to fire.

  • http://sidhusaaheb.blogspot.com Sidhusaaheb

    An interesting insight into the roller coaster that human emotions often can be… :)

  • http://iditis.blogspot.com I Me My

    Simply heartrending! It wrenches out your very soul with that last line: “I now love longing for you more
    than I love you”

    What a pity that I can read but the translation ; though I can imagine the glory of the original!

  • http://shueyb.wordpress.com Shueyb Gandapur

    It’s like a celebration of the paradoxical joy of pain.

    “Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?” – (The Prophet) Kahlil Gibran

  • http://mysticsmuses.wordpress.com Irfan Shah

    Short and beautiful. Good translation as well.