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 decided to compose a poem according to one of the traditional genres. This can be a challenge because expectations are high and, consciously or unconsciously, your poem will be compared to others belonging to the same genre. The next question concerns your ambitions for this poem and your estimation of your poetic skill and social standing. Will you test your skills at composing the most serious and esteemed form of public verse, or will you be trying a genre that has more fluid expectations? Since poetry in al-Mahra is a quintessentially social act, before you proceed you must answer ask yourself:
What do folks think of you, and what do you think of yourself?
I’m a respected poet and people listen to what I say.
People’s expectations vary; I’m doing this for myself.
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12017-10-10T20:51:42+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824Dāndān and samʿīn (Occasional)3cyoa9plain2018-05-07T18:40:46+00:00branching_parent_pageSamuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10