Author(s): Hac? ?brahim DEM?RKAZIK
Fennî whose real name and date of birth is unknown is most likely from Rodosçuk/Tekirda?. As understood from his chronograms found in his Divançe, the poet lived in the second half of the 18th century. In Divançe there are numerous nazires which was written to Zîver (d. 1202/1787-88) and Hasîb?s (d. 1199/1784-08) poems. Although Fennî's date of death is not known precisely, he should have died in a year between 1193/1779-80 and 1214/1799-1800. As far as can be determined there is no other work of Fennî obtained except his Divançe. The work has two copies registered and has been arranged in 1193/1779-80. In Divançe there are 2 qasida, 14 chronogram, 3 murabba, 1 muhammes, 3 mustezad, 245 ghazals and in total 268 poems located. In Divançe, in particular severe problems are being encountered on the use of the prosody. In the poetry of Fennî many words and phrases were used regarding to the fields such as marine, music, agriculture, eating and drinking, diseases etc.