When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

Beautiful, Everything About You Is Beautiful

Poem #15 from the Dīwān of Ḥājj Dākōn.

Recited by Ḥājj Dākōn, recorded by Sam Liebhaber at the Khalīj Hotel, al-Ghaydha, October 7, 2003.


Sung and recorded by Ḥājj Dākōn at his home, Mḥayfīf, May 2004.


Sung by ʿAskarī Ḥujayrān and recorded by Sam Liebhaber in Rēhen, September 28, 2003.
PoemTranslation
1) zeyn w-kellek zeyn…we-ḥlōyet būkBeautiful, everything about you is beautiful…and sweetness belongs to you
būk ʾādēb w-mād // wel tkūder hādYou’ve got manners and a good head // You’d never malign anyone
mawrā we-ḳṣaw // lā šūk w-lā fnūkYou’re the ultimate and the end-point // There’s no one before you or after you
2) zeyn w-kellek zeyn…we-ḥlōyet būkBeautiful, everything about you is beautiful…and sweetness belongs to you
hēt ġrūy ʾāsēl // ḥōlī e-ḥwēlYour speech is honey // Sweet and maddening
yehneyh eḫalḳ // kād ettōma lūkHe forgets the rest of creation // Whoever listens to you
3) zeyn w-kellek zeyn…we-ḥlōyet būkBeautiful, everything about you is beautiful…and sweetness belongs to you
hēt źeḥketk lūl // bōreḳ ḏ–īǧlūlYour smile is a pearl // Lightning that flashes
we-mṯōnī mēl // baḫt ḏ-heh hnūkYour incisors are complete // Lucky is the man with you!
4) zeyn w-kellek zeyn…we-ḥlōyet būkBeautiful, everything about you is beautiful…and sweetness belongs to you
hōh men hel syerk // we-bḳā ḳṭerkWherever I should travel // To the places where I turn here and there
ahnēhek lā // we-fwōdī šūkI’ll never forget you // Since my heart is with you
5) zeyn w-kellek zeyn…we-ḥlōyet būkBeautiful, everything about you is beautiful…and sweetness belongs to you
w-hēt w-lū ḥetǧebk // mnī w-ġatyebkEven if you are hidden away // And disappear from me
rawḥī we-fwōd // we-hǧīs wdūkMy soul and my heart // And thoughts are with you
  

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