Although Recaizade Mahmut Ekrem, one of the important poets of the Tanzimat period, emphasized that poetry is about thought, imagination and emotion, he believes that only these facts will not be enough for the acceptance and appreciation of poetry. While conveying these facts, which are the subject of poetry, to the reader, the poet emphasizes that they should be conveyed under the guidance of nature and with the beauty of nature. The poet's statement "We are all novice students of nature" shows an aesthetic view of nature. According to this information, it can be said that the source of the poet's poems is the phenomenon of nature. The aim of the research is to give information about the poet's life, her literary personality and to examine the nature phenomenon in the poet's composed poems. The research was limited to the reference books “All Works of Recaizade Mahmut Ekrem II and III” and Ekrem's 11 poems composed in the music archive of the State Choir and containing elements of nature. It is a fact that the lyrics (poetry) and the poet are as important as the composition and the composer in the formation of a musical work. It is thought that examining a work from a verbal point of view is as important as examining it from a musical point of view. For this reason, the research is important in terms of examining the nature elements in the poems composed by Ekrem, who is a nature poet. The poet's composed poems have been accessed from the State Choir sheet music archive. In the research, qualitative research method and document analysis pattern were used. The elements of nature found in Ekrem's poems have been examined and depicted by taking sections from his poems that convey these elements. As a result, the poet sometimes likened her separations, longings, resentments, loneliness and pessimist to the elements of nature in her poems, and sometimes stated that nature is like herself.
Keywords: Recaizade Mahmut Ekrem, poetry, nature