Questions tagged [drops-of-melodies]

Questions about the collection of poems by the Uyghur poet Hemirah Tohti, translated into English in 2019 by Tahir and Madeleine Burhan. Use alongside the corresponding author tag.

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Why doesn't the person that the narrator is waiting for show up in this poem by Hemirah Tohti?

The poem You said you will come by Hemirah Tohti (from Drops of Melodies) reads as follows: You sent the news that you were coming I wake up full of joy in the morning Many years have passed My eyes ...
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What does it mean for a "bad eye" to "touch" something?

The poem Dance in Heytkah reads as follows, 12th September - Kurban Eid I saw the dance of Sama In the modern world Magic mirror on the wall My beloved hometown Kashgar From ancient history fill ...
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Why are children described as "folly free" in the poem "Mothers Heart"?

The poem Mothers Heart (in Drops of Melodies by Hemirah Tohti) contains the following lines: She always thinks of her children Children play, folly free Why are children described as "folly ...
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What is the significance of the drawings in the first few pages of "Drops of Melodies"?

Drops of Melodies by Hemirah Tohti has the following images in the first couple pages of the Kindle edition: However, I don't see any attribution for these images and don't exactly understand their ...
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