The aim of this study is to analyse 5th, 20th and 33rd ghazels from Türkçe Divân of Fuzûlî, one of the greatest poets of Divân literature, and the most significant metaphysical poet, John Donne’s such early poems as The Triple Fool, Twickenham Garden and Love’s Exchange in a comparative manner. The depiction of love, heartache and how love is effective on the poet’s state of mind will be studied in these aforementioned works. Both of the poets regard love as something painful and beloved as someone who constantly tortures the lover. The perplexing, disparate and shocking images that are used by both poets when they describe the nature of love will be underlined. Under the light of these studies, the conclusion that both Fuzûlî and Donne make references to human love and sanctify the concept of love in their poems will be reached.
Fuzûlî, Divân, John Donne, human love.