al-Hajaya’s Elegy on Rashid az-Zyudi

[audio:http://www.pierrejoris.com/blog/audio/RashidElegy.mp3] Elegy on Rashid az-Zyudi Rest in peace, you who sold your life And spared it for the homeland’s sake: Zyudi Rest in peace, Rashid, as many times as the wind blows I hope you’re in heaven’s peace and eternity Zyudi, you followed Wasfi, Hazza‘, Salih Shwe‘ir, and all such noble lions A brave man, a lion, from a lion’s pride! Men of noble origin who keep their pledges … Read more al-Hajaya’s Elegy on Rashid az-Zyudi

Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya’s ‘Following the News on Al Jazeera’

Via Arab Literature (in English): BY MLYNXQUALEY on SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 • ( 0 ) “Following the News on Al Jazeera” is a pop-rhetorical poem by Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya, an intervention into recent news, translated and introduced here by William Tamplin: By William Tamplin Muhammad al-Hajaya has been recognized as representing modern Bedouin poetry. A literate, educated man with a varied career behind him, Hajaya stopped writing love poetry in … Read more Muhammad Fanatil al-Hajaya’s ‘Following the News on Al Jazeera’