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Death of Yusuf Hayaloğlu
1.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 04 Mar 2009 Wed 10:30 pm

 I´ve never heard of him and wondered what people here know and think of his work.

 

from  http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=168558&bolum=110

 

Poet Yusuf Hayaloğlu dies at age 56

Prolific poet and lyricist Yusuf Hayaloğlu, who is best known for the captivatingly emotional lyrics of many well-known songs by the late musician Ahmet Kaya, has died. He was 56.

 

Hayaloğlu died of respiratory failure Tuesday morning at İstanbul’s Acıbadem Hospital, located in the city’s Bakırköy district, where he had been receiving treatment for the last eight days, the Anatolia news agency reported. Hayaloğlu was transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday due to pulmonary edema, the report said.

 

Hayaloğlu is the brother of Gülten Kaya, the widow of the late musician Ahmet Kaya, who died in 2000 at the age of 44 in Paris. Hayaloğlu, whose works were marked by political undertones as well as lyrical depictions of love, was the writer of hundreds of poems which were turned into well-known protest songs, most notably those by Kaya. Among his best-known lyrics are “Hani Benim Gençliğim” (Where’s My Youth?), “Başım Belada” (I’m in Trouble), “Adı Bahtiyar” (His Name Was Bahtiyar), “Başkaldırıyorum” (Rising Up), “Ayrılığın Hediyesi” (The Gift of Separation) and “Yüreğim Kanıyor” (My Heart’s Bleeding), among others. The Gam Music Company, which represented Hayaloğlu, said on Tuesday that details of the poet’s funeral had yet to be planned.

 

2.       thehandsom
7402 posts
 04 Mar 2009 Wed 11:17 pm

 

Quoting peacetrain

 I´ve never heard of him and wondered what people here know and think of his work.

 

from  http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=168558&bolum=110

 

Poet Yusuf Hayaloğlu dies at age 56

Prolific poet and lyricist Yusuf Hayaloğlu, who is best known for the captivatingly emotional lyrics of many well-known songs by the late musician Ahmet Kaya, has died. He was 56.

 

Hayaloğlu died of respiratory failure Tuesday morning at İstanbul’s Acıbadem Hospital, located in the city’s Bakırköy district, where he had been receiving treatment for the last eight days, the Anatolia news agency reported. Hayaloğlu was transferred to the intensive care unit on Monday due to pulmonary edema, the report said.

 

Hayaloğlu is the brother of Gülten Kaya, the widow of the late musician Ahmet Kaya, who died in 2000 at the age of 44 in Paris. Hayaloğlu, whose works were marked by political undertones as well as lyrical depictions of love, was the writer of hundreds of poems which were turned into well-known protest songs, most notably those by Kaya. Among his best-known lyrics are “Hani Benim Gençliğim” (Where’s My Youth?), “Başım Belada” (I’m in Trouble), “Adı Bahtiyar” (His Name Was Bahtiyar), “Başkaldırıyorum” (Rising Up), “Ayrılığın Hediyesi” (The Gift of Separation) and “Yüreğim Kanıyor” (My Heart’s Bleeding), among others. The Gam Music Company, which represented Hayaloğlu, said on Tuesday that details of the poet’s funeral had yet to be planned.

 

Well

My condolonces go to leftwing arabesque lovers.

Personally, I never considered him as a poet.

 

3.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 04 Mar 2009 Wed 11:34 pm

 

Quoting thehandsom

 

 

Personally, I never considered him as a poet.

 

 

Well I guess that´s the nature of the art . . . a personal response to what is written.

4.       thehandsom
7402 posts
 04 Mar 2009 Wed 11:46 pm

 

Quoting peacetrain

 

 

Well I guess that´s the nature of the art . . . a personal response to what is written.

 

You may think it that way of course..

But in the end, there is a product up there and he is calling it as poetry..(I think he used to call it ´people´s poetry´. I guess, if what he wrote were not made some arabesque songs or if he was not Ahmet Kaya´s wife´s brother, he would not be mentioned in the news.

Anyway..

5.       peacetrain
1905 posts
 05 Mar 2009 Thu 12:25 am

 

Quoting thehandsom

 

 

You may think it that way of course..

But in the end, there is a product up there and he is calling it as poetry..(I think he used to call it ´people´s poetry´. I guess, if what he wrote were not made some arabesque songs or if he was not Ahmet Kaya´s wife´s brother, he would not be mentioned in the news.

Anyway..

Of course I may.  Five people may read the same poem and take from it different things. I think this is because people have different life experiences and these come into play as they read a work.  Then there is politics and this can also colour someone´s interpretation or judgement of a work.  Poems come in many forms, that´s part of the art, and poets bring part of their persona to their poetry too.  Of course we will all have our likes and dislikes when it comes to poets and their craft.

 

The poet Ted Hughes has never been a favourite of mine, but I love his children´s story "The Iron Man" and it has some fantastic imagery in it.  It´s not a poem and yet it is quite poetical in places. 

 

I guess if it wasn´t for translation requests, a certain cynicmystic and your reputed hairiness, you wouldn´t be mentioned much in TC either

 

Horses (not donkeys) for courses.

 

 

 

 

 

6.       thehandsom
7402 posts
 06 Mar 2009 Fri 12:39 am

When I was roaming over the papers I saw somebody mentioning this guys name..

he is not my favorite person but I liked what somebody said about him:

 

He was a man who has gone through in the middle of our lives, he was the person who wrote the lyrics of the songs we have sung in the bottom of our hearts. We lived our youth and inexperienced period of our lives with these men. They were next to us when we were trying to grow up and they were holding our hands. If we have learnt how to rebel and if he have a little bit of concious most probably this man has some shares in them. We listened to his song from pirated copies. We could not pay the copy rights value but you believe us, we did not have any money to buy his cassettes. If we had some , we were buying cigarettes anyway..

Please forgive us Yusuf Hayaloglu and sleep in peace..

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