Orhan Veli Kanık, one of the poets of Republician are, writes poems that contains irony, humor, sincerity with his own style and was focus of interest of young contemporaries. Orhan Veli cut both ways and at the beginning he was favor of traditional style but later on he was against it and thus he was pionner names of “Garip” movement. Melih Cevdet Anday and Oktay Rifat Horozcu were together with the poet. He wrote about love, death, joy of life, missness for childhood with a simple style for society as he thought that everything may be topic of a poem and it is a fact that he creates a new understanding about poetry with his poems thet are against to literary arts, meter and rhyme in our country. In this study, it will be focused on his understanding of poetry and his love and death theme poems will be analysed.
Orhan Veli Kanık, Garip Movement, Love, Death