Mahri Poetry Archive

The Dīwān of Ḥājj Dākōn

Ḥājj (center, blue shirt) composes a welcoming couplet of regzit poetry at a wedding celebration in Mḥayfīf, 3/2004

This page contains links to audio and video recordings of the all of the poems published in The Dīwān of Ḥājj Dākōn (American Institute for Yemeni Studies, 2011), including those poems in the introduction that were not composed by Ḥājj Dākōn.

The recorded performances are varied.  Some are recordings of non-melodic recitations by Ḥājj Dākōn and others are sung by him, or in the case of Zeyn we-kellek zeyn (#15), by the professional singer, ʿAskarī Ḥujayrān.  Multiple recordings of the same poem are provided.  The recordings include both audio and video formats.

The first line of Poem #8 from the Dīwān (“I Want to Write a Line”) has been featured in the Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues published by City Lore.  You can read the Khonsay here.

Poems by Ḥājj Dākōn

Other Poems (from “Introduction”)

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