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12017-10-10T20:51:40+00:00She's a Work of Art8poemplain2019-05-25T02:38:33+00:00Composed and recited by Sād Sheyl, recorded by Sam Liebhaber at one of Sād’s seasonal camp sites in the mountains (śḥēr) above Ḥawf, March 2004. Translated with the help of Muḥammad bir Nǧēma ʾĀmr Ǧīd al-Mahri in Ṣalālah, February 2012.
The following poem is fairly self-explanatory: the poet describes his regard for “the daughter of Fʾāmōn”: Fann. Fann is an Arabic word meaning “art”; there is abundant wordplay in this poem between her personal name and the meaning of her name in Arabic. Words or phrases in boldface presented some difficulty to myself or Muḥammad bir Nǧēma.