When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

Genre Marked (Sentimental)

You’ve decided to compose a poem according to one of the traditional genres. This can be a challenge since expectations are high for poetry meant for public circulation and, consciously or unconsciously, your poem will be compared to others belonging to the same genre. The next question concerns who the object of your affection will be in your poem and, subsequently, what coloration this affection will take. Is your love romantic or parental?

Who is this poem for?

It is for my daughter.
It could be for anyone.

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