By Marcel Kurpershoek,Hmedan al-Shwe'ir
This full of life quantity collects poems through Hmedan al-Shwe'ir, who lived in Najd within the Arabian Peninsula presently sooner than the hegemony of the Wahhabi circulation within the early 18th century. A grasp of satire recognized for his ribald humor, self-deprecation, and invective verse (hija), Hmedan was once acerbic in his criticisms of society and its morals, voiced in in a poetic idiom that's commonly often called “Nabati,” right here a mixture of Najdi vernacular and archaic vocabulary and pictures relationship again to the origins of Arabic poetry. In Arabian Satire, Hmedan is generally considering worldly concerns, and addresses those in numerous guises: because the patriarch on the helm of the kinfolk boat and its unruly staff; as a picaresque anti-hero who revels in taking potshots on the status quo, its hypocrisy, and its ethical failings; as a peasant who labors over his palm timber, frequently to no avail and without warrantly of good fortune; and as a poet recording in verse how he thinks issues should be.
The poems in Arabian Satire, display a plucky, headstrong, but intensely socially devoted figure—representative of the conventional Najdi ethos—who infuses his verse with proverbs, maxims, and phrases of knowledge expressed it seems that and conversationally. Hmedan is hence quoted by means of historians of the Gulf sector and in anthologies of well known sayings. this is often the 1st complete translation of this amazing poet.
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