When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

Couplet (Hemistich)

You have something quick you want to get off your chest and want to ensure its circulation. You’ll use the workhorse of daily Mahri poetry: couplets that are easily composed and transmitted, no fuss, and no requirement of high social standing. Some poetic skill is assumed, although it is not required. This is poetry for the people.

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