(b.1807, Everek / Dereli /
He became more
successful with the poems he wrote in the minstrel style in syllabic meter than
with his prosodic poems. Seyrani declared that he belonged to the Nakshbendi
dervish order in one of his poems. In the satires that brought him fame, he
criticized the failings of the time, mainly the inefficient statesmen and the
inexperienced religious people. He gave voice to his pain in his lyric poems.
His poems, that made him one of the most important poets of the 19th
Century, were compiled and published in 1924 by Ahmet Hazım in Sanihat-ı Seyranî or Seyranî Baba
Divanı (Inside Seyrani or The Divan* of Father Seyrani), 1924) and also
with examination by Cahit Öztelli
Dertli-Seyranî (Aggrieved Seyrani) in 1953.