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ALPAY, H. Cengiz

Poet (b. 1922, Gürün / Sivas – d. 1991, İstanbul). He was brought up with private lessons in a family of poets. His grandfather used the pen name “İrfani” and his father was Muhammed Sezai who wrote poems under the pen name “Layıkî”. He inherited his passion for reading from his father.

After his father’s death, he worked as an accountant and in manufacturing. He founded the Nakışlar Publishing House in 1973. He was known for his humorous articles published in various newspapers. He wrote poems in syllabic meter in minstrel style as well as odes and quatrains.


İlkbahardan Yaza Doğru (From Spring to the Summer), Yaz Dedi (Summer She Said), İlkbahar (The Spring), Başlattılar (They Commenced), Okşattılar (They Let Them Caress), Oynattılar (They Let Them Play), Gül Anılar (Rose Memories), Alparslan ve Malazgirt Destanı (Alparslan and the Epic of Malazgirt), Nakışlar (Embroideries), Gönülden Akışlar (Streams from the Heart), Harman Zamanı (Harvest Time), Orman Zamanı Hoş Geldiniz (Welcome to the Forest Time).