İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 8, Sayı 57  Mayıs 2019  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)

NO Makale Adı
1552911669 MERZIFON’S CONK

Merzifon, the largest district of Amasya, has been an important cultural center for centuries. This center
has a very important place in shaping our literary life and has liked many poets and poetry art lovers. The
difference of Merzifon from Amasya is that it is a town and has a position to bring together folk poetry
and divan poetry. Çorum, Kastamonu, Sinop, Samsun as a large settlement on the way to such centers has
brought it to this position. The town served as a resting, breathing inn on the route of the folk poets. The
fact that the poets living in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries had to stop in this environment made
Merzifon the center of poets and poetry lovers. Merzifon ‘s poets and art lovers did not make any mistakes
in hosting the folk poets who came and went, so the attraction of the center increased. The prominent
names such as Dertli, Emrah, Nûrî and Aşık Ömer accepted the invitation of Merzifonlu poets like Eyüp
Sabrî and added color to the art life of the center. The manuscript that we have called Merzifon Cönkü is
a rare artifact created by this environment. The most interesting aspect of this work, which we have included
in our library from Merzifon, is that the poems of the people and divan are recorded equally. There
are dozens of poems written by folk poets as well as poems from the great divan poet like Bâkî. On the
other hand, mani from koşma or dozens of poems have been brought together in this cönk. Of the thirtytwo
poets, the poet, containing 161 poems, concentrated on the poems of Tokatlı Nûrî. Poems, written in
koşma and mani and divan, semai, kalenderi, satranc, gazel, şarkı written in aruz. The book has a total
of 98 “aruz” poems and 63 “hece” poems. In this study, we aim to present the properties of the Merzifon
Intensity and the first verse units of the poems it contains.
Keywords: Merzifon’s Cönk, Classical Turkish Poetry, Folk Poetry, Cönk, Hece Poetry Measure, Aruz
Poetry Measure.