Poet (b. 1910, Çorlu / Tekirdağ - d. 9 January 1976, Bursa). After graduating from Edirne Agriculture School, he worked as a teacher in different cities, as a shrine guardian and as clerk at the library and museum in Bursa, as a clerk in the museum in Niğde and he retired in 1969 while he was a teacher in Bursa.
His poems were published in the reviews Orhun, Tanrıdağ, Çınaraltı, Yeni Gün, Türkeli, Orkun, Aras and Gurbet. He became famous for his poems in which he featured the sentiments of nationalism especially with Türk Millî Destanı: Oğuzlama (Turkish National Epic: Oghuzlama) and Oğuzname (Book of Oghuz), which was a national epic essay of more than 10.000 lines and with which he won the award of Turkish Language Association in 1944. He is buried in Bursa Emir Sultan Graveyard.
POETRY: Bir Nara (A Shout, 1936), Aydın Yaylalarında (The Highlands of Aydın, 1939), Türk Millî Destanı: Oğuzlama (Turkish National Epic: Oğuzlama, 1948-52), Oğuzname (Fabulous Legend), 1973, with additions, edited by Ali Akmanlar, 1992).
APHORISMS IN VERSE: Gerekken Yepelenmek, İstendim Tepelenmek (When Running in Confusion is Necessary, I Want to be Knocked on the Head, 1952), Söndüreyim Derken Mumu Sakalcığın Tutuştu mu! (While Trying to Blow out the Candle, Did Your Beard Burn?, 1952), Gül Sevgisi Kalbde İken Acıtır mı Eli Diken? (When the Love of the Rose is in the Heart, Do the Thorns Hurt?, 1954), Öldüğün Vakit Acıdan Tabutun Koz Ağacından (When You Die of Sorrow, Your Coffin is Made out of a Walnut Tree, 1954), Biçilecek Ektiklerim Boşa Gitmez Çektiklerim (My Suffering Will Not Be in Vain, I Will Reap What I Sow, 1963), Manzum Vecizeler (Aphorisms in Verse, 1965), Söz Hazinesi (The Treasure of Words, 1966), Özlü Sözler (Epigrams, 1966), Mânâ Hazinesi (The Treasure of the Abstract, 1966), Beyitlerle Vecizeler (Aphorisms in Couplets, 1969), Değerli Düşünceler (Essential Thoughts, 1969), En Güzel Örnekler (The Most Beautiful Examples, 1969), Hikmetli Beyitler (Oracular Couplets, 1969), Seçme Konular (Selected Themes, 1969), Nazımlaştırılmış Vecizeler (Versified Aphorisms, 1969), Bal Yesem Gül Koklasam Azalmış Olmaz Tasam (My Misery Won't Be Less Whether I Eat Honey or Smell a Rose, 1969), Vecizeler Şiir Şöleni (Aphorisms, a Feast of Poetry, 1969), Büyüklerin Sözleri veya Sözlerin Büyükleri (The Words of the Wise or the Wise of the Words, 1970).
OTHER WORKS: Sayın Besim Atalay Benimle Etmiş Alay (Mr. Besim Atalay, Made Fun Of Me, 1953), Türk Şehnamesi (Turkish Poetical History, 1955).
He also translated works.