Tarafa [Poetic Inspiration] The Mansion of Khawla

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In the opening lines of the Mu’allaqa of Tarafa, he talks about Khawla who is said to be a woman from the tribe of Kalb. ‘Atlal’ is the plural of ‘Talal’ which here means the traces that are left of a house or a building. ‘Burka’ is a place the sand and rock are mixed, or is rocky in terrain. Thahmed is a place.

He likens the remains of her house to the remains of a tattoo on the back of one’s hand.

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