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[SOLVED] Pls, help to correctly understand stanza of סיגליות (Sigaliot)

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Joined: 13.03.2016
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I apologise with the moderator I disturbed privately about this topic: I hadn't realised that posting here is probably the best way to ask for help.
I'd like to know which is the man the song is talking about, who is the one who leaves love letters and violets.
It should be revealed the last stanza of this song:
כשבעלה חוזר הביתה
עייף מהעבודה זורק מבט שואל למטה
הוא לא אומר כן והוא יודע
אם היא תדע בטח תשתגע
כן זה הוא שכותב אליה
הוא האהוב, הוא חלומותיה
ומה אם בעלה יודע
היא מסתירה את מכתביה
but I don't manage to clearly understand.
Is the secret lover the husband, who probably doesn't manage to act as tenderly as he used to, or is another man ?
Thank you

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Joined: 06.10.2016

Your question is very understandable, I can see how someone might get confused.

This verse can be split into two parts:

1. His POV:
כשבעלה חוזר הביתה
עייף מהעבודה זורק מבט שואל למטה
הוא לא אומר כן והוא יודע
אם היא תדע בטח תשתגע
כן זה הוא שכותב אליה
הוא האהוב, הוא חלומותיה
(When her husband comes home from work, all tired, he doesn't say that he knows but he does, if she'll know she'll go crazy, yes - HE IS THE ONE who writes to her, HE IS THE LOVER, HE IS THE SUBJECT OF HER DREAMS)

2. Her POV:
ומה אם בעלה יודע
היא מסתירה את מכתביה
(What if her husband knows? She hides her letters)

She doesn't know it's him, but he is indeed the one who sends her violets and letters and being all romantic.

It's the husband.

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Joined: 13.03.2016

Thank you Thomas, now it is all clear!

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