When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the MahraMain MenuOverviewAcknowledgmentsBorn to be Digital?About the MahraHuman and Geographical ContextFind Your PoemTheory of ClassificationIndex of PoemsGlossary (please wait while the terms load)BibliographiesbibliographySamuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10
12017-10-10T20:51:38+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282413cyoa25plain2018-04-14T19:18:11+00:00branching_parent_pageAngela Erismanb6dabb1f11fcdb28bac14756ccc7be44d987971aYou are a well-regarded poet and are happy to have your works publicly circulated, preferably at convivial and informal gatherings. You are not shy about expressing sentiment: although your poems express personal matters, they are meant for a public audience. Melody plays an important role in helping you to compose your poems: it serves as the structure over which your ideas are draped. Poetry is a pleasurable and sociable pastime; you don’t get overly worked up over formality, innovation, and aesthetic perfection.
Here is an example of a multiline, sentimental dāndān (dāndān laylī):
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