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x, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (sd., 4 3/4in.)
  • Contents Acknowledgements Introduction: NabaaAe poetry - the colloquial poetry of the United Arab Emirates Selected poems in translation Section 1: Boasting poems 1. How beautiful this world is by Al-Shaykh Z yid bin Sula n $l Nahay n 2. The Emirates by Sayf bin H rib al-Sa#dAe Section 2: Patriotic poems 3. To whom will you abandon us? by Rubayya# bin Y qat 4. The news from Palestine by \amad bin #AlAe al-MadAeas 5. Gaza by R shid Sa#Aed Shar r 6. Saladin by R shid Sa#Aed Shar r 7. Olive Branch by MuAeammad bin Mas#ad al-AAeb bi Section 3: Religious poems 8. O Lord who brings clouds from a southern direction by MuAeammad bin \amad al-FarankaAe al-MirrAe 9. Healing with the Qur'an by Mub rak * lib al-ManA arAe Section 4: The skill of the poet and the importance of poetry 10. Each night of the week fine lines did I speak by Jum#a bin #Adil al-RumaythAe 11. The knowledge of poetry by Salim bin Rashid al-Zumur 12. The true poet by Salim bin Rashid al-Zumur 13. My eye is on the million by Mub rak * lib al-ManA arAe Section 5: Hunting poems 14 The hunter's ode by \amad bin #AlAe al-MadAeas 15. O Gudhe' by Sayf bin Khilf n al-ManA arAe Section 6: Dialogue poems and correspondence in poetry 16. Conversation with a cave by \amad bin #AlAe al-MadAeas 17. Ranjit and Bob by Sula n al-Za' bAe 18. A complaint by MuAeammad bin #AlAe bin Sindiyya 19. An answer by ' liAe bin #AlAe bin #AzAez al-ManA arAe 20. O Sa#Aed by R shid Sa#Aed Shar r Section 7: Love poems 21. Why do our hearts to love aspire? by #AtAej bin Sayf al-QubaysAe 22. It's easy to censure, facile to reproach by Fat t al-#Arab 23. Whoever dumps me, I dump him by Fat t Dubay 24. You've been cruel by Sayf bin H rib al-Sa#dAe 25. Journey to the moon by #AlAe bin RaAema al-Sh msAe 26. O my desire, your gusts have shaken me by Fat t al-#Arab 27. Teach me love by R shid Sa#Aed Shar r 28. A lover's complaint by 'Anad al-B diya 29. The magic of your eyes by MuAeammad bin Mas#ad al-AAeb bi 30. The ties that bind by MuAeammad bin Mas#ad al-AAeb bi Section 8: Social poems 31. Love for the mortars that ring in the morn by R shid bin ' liAe al-Maq riAe 32. The whispering of girls by MuAeammad bin Mas#ad al-AAeb bi 33. Once more my heart cries out in pain from your insulting slur by MA'za 34. May their honour be made by the Lord into clouds by MA'za 35. The fish market by #Abdallah bin DhAeban al-Sh msAe 36. They've taught our girls their hips to wiggle by Rubayya# bin Y qat 37. On the Beatle generation by Rubayya# bin Y qat 38. Those ways are dead we knew in youth by #Abdallah bin DhAeban al-Sh msAe 39. You who wed an Indian by #Abdallah bin DhAeban al-Sh msAe 40. Homesickness by Sayf bin Khilf n al-ManA arAe 41. The man of the sea and the man of the desert by #Abdallah bin DhAeban al-Sh msAe 42. If you want a life of ease by Rubayya# bin Y qat 43. O mall! by Gh nim bin R shid al-QuA aylAe 44. The days force us by Sayf bin H rib al-Sa#dAe 45. The dance floor by MuAeammad bin 'Abdallah al-Brayki 46. The women of our country by KhamAes bin MuAeammad bin #AlAe al-Mazra#Ae 47. Some have simply lost the plot by #Abdallah bin DhAeban al-Sh msAe Section 9: Poems of advice and guidance 48. And what I enjoin, it comes straight from the heart by Jum#a bin #Adil al-RumaythAe 49. The truth is pure light, and who hides it's condemned by MuAeammad bin \amad al-FarankaAe al-MirrAe 50. These sins all are great by Mub rak * lib al-ManA arAe 51. Alms giving by Mub rak * lib al-ManA arAe Section 10: Elegies 52. To Hamad by MuAeammad bin 'Abdallah al-Brayki 53. Grief for Shaykh Zayid by Mub rak * lib al-ManA ari.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780863723780 20160605
Nabati poetry is the traditional poetry of the Arab tribes of Arabia and neighbouring areas. Though composed in an artistic variant of ordinary Bedouin speech, historically it is the descendant of the pre-Islamic Classical Arabic poetry of antiquity, and its modern exponents still compose in the traditional genres of boasting, praise, satire, elegy, advice and guidance, love and lyric poetry. Nowadays, there is also a thriving tradition of poetic comment on contemporary social and political issues. This book gives an account of the tradition as practiced in the United Arab Emirates, exemplified by English verse translations of fifty-three poems by twenty-five different poets covering the last half century. The original Arabic poems are also included, with brief notes on their language, rhyme, and scansion. Thee book is accompanied by a CD containing recordings of twenty-two of the poems in the original Arabic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780863723780 20160605
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