I think I probably would have chosen Tarafah
, or maybe 'Alqamah, because there's a fascinating archaism, a feel of real antiquity about the latter, and there's something so attractive and romantic about Tarafah
's doomed youth.
And walking farther, toward this new task in myth, Darwish stumbles onto his ghost, his shadow, the archetypal exile, the wandering human, personified in the pre-Islamic Arab poet Tarafah
Ibn al-Abd (who is also mentioned in Mural, and paired with "existentialists").
NEWBURY: 6.20 Tribal Prince (nap), 6.50 Hilbre island, 7.20 In Xanadu, 7.50 Proud Boast, 8.20 Helloimustbegoing, 8.50 Tarafah
The well-bred Tarafah looked to have needed the run when sixth of 12 to the useful Shahzan House at Sandown recently.
NEWBURY 6.20 Tribal Prince, 6.50 Hilbre island, 7.20 In Xanadu, 7.50 Proud Boast, 8.20 Helloimustbegoing, 8.50 Tarafah.
TOP TIP: Tribal Prince.DOUBLE: Tribal Prince and Tarafah.
He also provides examples from Alqamah, Antarah, Kab, Tarafah
and Mukhabbal al-Sadi.
The list of poems usually accepted as standard was recorded by Ibn `Abd Rabbihi and names works by Imru' al-Qays, Tarafah
, Zuhayr, Labid, `Antarah, `Amr ibn Kulthum, and al-Harith.
Tarafahin full Tarafah `Amr ibn al-`Abd ibn Sufyan ibn Malik ibn Dubay`ah al-Bakri ibn Wa'il (fl.
Tarafah is traditionally acknowledged to have been an extraordinarily precocious poet, writing verses as a boy.