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COLLECTIONSPublished articles, Provisional translations
TITLEPoetry in 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Writings and Utterances
AUTHOR 1Julio Savi
AUTHOR 2Faezeh Mardani
DATE_THIS2017
VOLUME18
TITLE_PARENTLights of Irfan
PAGE_RANGE491-528
PUB_THISHaj Mehdi Arjmand Colloquium
CITY_THISWilmette
ABSTRACT'Abdu'l-Bahá mentions at least seven aspects of poetry: inspiration, beauty, eloquence, versified language, novelty, expressivity, depth, and loftiness. He also sets forth clear concepts on the purposes of poetry, which benefit any aspiring poet.
NOTES Presented at the Irfan Colloquia Session #138 (Acuto, 2016). Mirrored with permission from irfancolloquia.org/138/savi_poetry.
TAGS* `Abdu'l-Bahá, Writings and talks of; - Metaphors and allegories; `Abdu'l-Bahá, Poetry of; Arts; Beauty; Inspiration; Persian language; Poetry; Words and phrases
 
CONTENT
Abstract: As Shoghi Effendi pointed out, "the Prophets of God do not teach the arts," which are "an expression of the people." However, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Who Himself wrote a few poems in Persian and in Turkish, has left good guidance on the issue of poetry, and any aspiring poet or reader of poetry would benefit from becoming familiar with His words. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá mentions at least seven aspects of poetry: inspiration, beauty, eloquence, a versified language, novelty, expressivity, depth and loftiness of meanings. He moreover sets forth clear concepts on the purposes of poetry. The authors examine ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s words in the light of verses from His poems in Persian language.
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INVENTORY ID#
AB04828; AB06477; AB06483
PERMISSIONauthor and publisher
LANG THISEnglish
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