Author(s): Mehmet TAT

Seperation is an event which aggrieves the human and sometimes gives a cry. Although seperations have various forms, death is the saddest form of seperations. In the face of death that is an inevitable end for living beings, human has expressed feelings from the most ancient times until the present in various ways. In Classical Turkish Literature poetry, this pain is felt after died has been expressed by “dirge”s. Throughout the history of Turkish Literature from time to time poets has changed their attitudes in the face of death, dirge has continued to write until today. Although these dirges exit forms of Classical Literature they are the same as content. Arif Nihat Asya who is one of the important names of Turkish poetry in Republic period has created plenty of unique colorful world of poetry. Football matches, political leaders, intergovernmental summit, natural disasters such as earthquake - flood seasons, birthdays, christenings, weddings, deaths, cities, such as historical figures has written almost poetry in all areas. It can be said that the outside world heroism, beauty, fight, hate, devotion, fidelity whatever name they take their place in the hierarchy based on poems by the poet's all set. However, Asya has writed nearly fifty-five dirges. In this his poems he has stated the sadness after died of close relatives, friends and acquaintances, religious and historical figures with poetic way. In this study has been focused on dirges of Asya and the names who has writed dirge.


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