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
Little Jewel Said
12017-10-10T20:52:27+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282411Performed by Muhammad Musha'jilplain2017-10-10T20:52:27+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824
This page is referenced by:
12017-10-10T20:51:22+00:00Little Jewel Said7poemplain2018-04-16T21:43:50+00:00This playful lyric poem was the first poem written in Mahri by Ḥājj Dākōn, who previously had written only Arabic-language poetry. The poem describes a young girl, Ǧwēher (“Little Jewel”), who sets forth exorbitant wedding stipulations for her suitors. In essence, this poem is a piece of advice to her: she should not settle for anything less than a suitor of the highest calibre. This poem was the first Mahri-language poem ever broadcast for the non-Mahri audience. In 2001, Muḥammad Mushaʿjil performed it for the Yemeni TV program, ʿAbr al-qanāh al-faḍāʾiyya al-yamaniyya.