Abū Nuwās al-Ḥasan ibn Hānī al-Ḥakamī (–), known as Abū Nuwās was a classical Arabic poet. Born in the city of Ahvaz in modern-day Iran, to an Arab. For the first time ever, the khamriyyat – ‘wine songs’ – of Abbasid poet Abu Nuwas will be available in English as complete rhymes; animating. The poet in question was Abu Nuwas, whose historical exploits were later transformed into the almost magical, trickster-like antics of the legendary Abu Nuwas.

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The translator decided to keep the rhyme and rhythm, with the predictable results. Even the gentlest compliments to the boy are phrased in images that pack a knock-out punch.

The Poetry of Abu Nuwas. You are commenting using your WordPress. Nada Trad rated it it was amazing May 10, Newer Post Older Post Home. Pure glances, dart about the public park.

Chief among this new breed of poets was Abu Nuwas. Arab, one whose native language is Arabic. Return to Book Page.

Abū Nuwās | Persian poet |

A good deal of the Koran is concerned with laying down rules of behaviour in common life, religious practice and society, as the Suras were broadly used for instruction of the Ummah, or new congregation of Islam in Mecca and Medina during Muhammad’s life as he recited them. His supple body swaying, he was wiggling his ass, He came to sit beside me and undid his trouser belt, I started to caress him and loetry my heart would melt.


But that is another story. Juliette Elias added it Mar 09, The prophets say a sign of the End shall be the Sun at Midnight!

His Persian mother, named Jullaban, worked as a weaver. Mia rated it it was amazing Aug 10, By Ola Kseroof Contributor. Before the spread of Islam and, with it, the Arabic language, Arab referred to any of the largely nuwax Semitic inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula. Mohamed Adnan added it May 03, He wrote pangyric nwas as well as heterosexual and homosexual ghazals, and handled Bacchic poems of “wine, women and song” with incomparable skill. Missing, Gone or Disappeared by the Church: A traditionalist in one sense, she wrote poems of lament for brave fallen heroes of her tribe, such as her fallen brothers, yet celebrated the women who remained alive and powerful in keeping life going and honoring and transmitting the proud warrior values to their children, despite the vicissitudes of battle, defeat and victory.

One day I want to get Nuwas and Li Po and two ;oetry three bottles of wine and just read like a poet on pay day.

Eri marked it as to-read Jun 14, The poetry was the poetry of the tribe or clan, articulating its legends, heroes, geneology, iteration of its strong “tribal code” of norms and exploits. Here I am, fallen for a faun, A dandy who butchers Arabic.

The Arab poet who worshipped wine

His pilgrimage to Mecca led to further enlightenment and he began to attract large numbers of poetyr, breaking the normal Sufi practice of esoteric secrecy by public preaching, including reform of corrupt clerics.


Keki Unwalla marked it as to-read Mar 09, Some sources say he was born at Basra [1]but other accounts report he was born in Damascus, Busra, or at Ahwaz.

You do very much get the impression that these are contemporary poems as much as they are year old poems. I’m a mine of luxury — dig me. Listen pal, he said, go chase some girl.

Poems of Wine and Revelry: The Khamriyyat of Abu Nuwas

Notify me of new posts via email. What emerges is a likeable, if rather louche, character with an outrageous sense of humour, sharp wit, unaccompanied by malice, and considerable sensibility who let nuwwas convention save, on occasion, the order of the caliph, restrain him in his pursuit of life’s sensual pleasures. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Similar to the Bible, a significant nwuas of the Koran focuses on the coming Apocalypse, or end of time and the consequent Last Judgment of all souls.

Well known among unsuccessful wooers of boys is the unsatisfactory consolation of the hand, which Abu Nuwas describes in poem XXXIV thus: Ibn Sina and other speculative thinkers such as al-Kindi and al-Farabi combined Aristotelianism and Neoplatonism with other ideas introduced through Islam.

He wrote with an existential edge to his Epicurean ethos that embraced every kind of pleasure and satisfaction. Adil El Azraki nuwsa it as to-read Aug 11,