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
Saʿīd bir Laʿṭayṭ al-Jidḥī (Ǧēdeḥ)
12017-10-10T20:53:06+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282413poetplain2018-05-21T17:44:19+00:00Samuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10Bir Laʿṭayṭ (deceased) was one of al-Mahra’s most famous poets from the prerevolutionary era. I was unable to determine the precise dates of his birth or death, although my consultants generally agreed that he died after the conclusion of the First World War but many years before the 1967 revolution in South Yemen. According to my consultants, Bir Laʿṭayṭ emigrated to Kuwait and Bahrain to work, presumably during in the interwar period. Therefore, one can assume that he was in his late teens to thirties in the period between 1918 and 1939. This would place his birth at the turn of the century and his death in the 1950s (Liebhaber, 2013: 123).
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12017-10-10T20:51:22+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824Atop the Peak of Ṭarbūt6poemplain2018-06-12T18:29:22+00:00Samuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10
12017-10-10T20:51:36+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824Humorous Couplets: Bir Laʿṭayṭ6poemplain2018-06-12T20:12:34+00:00Samuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10