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
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You’ve chosen to compose a poem that utilizes the more quotidian, two-part (hemistich) line structure. This is the default mode of Mahri poetics: hemistich lines can be used across the spectrum of Mahri poetics, from its finest exemplars to poetic lines by rank amateurs. Opting for hemistich lines means that you’ll have the latitude to compose a poem as you wish, free from the formal complexity and heightening expectations of three-part, tristich compositions. The next question concerns a practical matter:
How much time do you and your audience have?
I’ll take my time; I’ve got a lot to say.
This’ll be quick: just one thought.
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