THE CONCEPT OF NATURE IN THE POETRY OF YAHYA KEMAL BEYATLI
Yahya Kemal Beyatlı is one of the greatest Turkish poets in the 20th century. He left deep influence in Turkish literature by his powerful style and his famous lyrics in addition to his literary personality that he formed in authentic and natural framework faraway from artificiality. He was a man of culture as well as ideology. Our great poet skillfully made use of Ottoman language in addition to modern Turkish language. He elaborated his concept of poetry throughout his own ideas, style and his use of metrics in poetry. The poet wrote his poems in unique subjects that portray immortality, love, nature, and history adding passion to them so that they become poems of high value. Hence all people in the society read them giving the poet success as well as leaving traces that cannot be deleted from the hearts and minds. His poems were moving from one language to another. Some of them are classics and some are romantic which made them read in councils. He was described as a unique poet in his age because he spoke Arabic and Persian languages fluently which was clear in his poetry. I decided to write about the concept of Nature in my research paper because of its active role in his poetry in addition to what attracted me about his own understanding to it. The poet dealt with the aspects of Nature skillfully and passionately in his poems in addition to his extended imagination to write poems about the sea, the sky, the sun, the mountains, and the horizon. This is what I analyzed and studied in my research paper. It was clear in my conclusion of the research paper that the poet Yahya Kemal Beyatlı is a poet of senses and passions and rarely we can find such talent among poets. He wrote about love and passion. Some of his poems, were written in the moony nights which added romantic atmosphere on the imagination of the poet which showed harmony with nature. He wrote also some of his poems on the beach of Istanbul. It is clear through a deep study of his poems on nature that there are wonderful poems. By the end of my research paper, I hope the readers get benefit from it.
Keywords: Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, Nature, Poetry, Poet, The Sea, The Sky, The Mountains, The Sun