When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

Multiline Poem (Sentimental unnamed unmarked hemstitch)

The next question concerns your ambitions for the poem itself: will it be an omnibus of poetic themes, topics, and formulas or will it stick to a single topic? For sentimental poetry, your answer may determine whether you adopt a more traditional approach to expressions of sentiment or whether you opt for an approach more in line with contemporary pop-cultural tastes.

How complicated is your topic?

I’ve got a lot to say and will use every formula at my disposal to say it.
I have a single idea that I’ll start and end with, but no more than that.

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