A World treasury of oral poetry

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Indiana University Press, 1978 - Poetry - 548 pages
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Contents

Gond
13
There is no rest
25
Benediction for the felt
43
Title of a swift horse
51
Prince Sumiya
58
The speckled horse
64
The word of a wolf encircled by the hunt by Sandag
70
Parting
78
Oh how my love with a whirling power by Tukehu
309
We object
316
Australian Aborigines of Arnhern Land
319
Songs from the Djanggawul cycle
328
Song 4
329
Song 6
330
Song 7
331
Song 10
332

Tinore
83
Open the door
96
A denunciation by Mohammed Abdille Hassan
102
The best dance
108
The Suez crisis
115
am the beginning by Isaiah Shembe
142
Obatala the creator
149
Wisdom is the finest beauty of a person
156
Leopard 63
163
Virgin
175
The merry jovial beggar by Peter Casey
181
No Irish need apply
187
St Kevin
192
Lisnagade
198
Pueblo
204
Shadows
210
Flute song by Masaveimah and Kavanghongevah
216
The sunrise call
222
Solitary song
229
Mens impotence
235
The gull by Nakasuk
241
It is hard to catch trout by Piurkaq
247
Invocation by Nakasuk
253
Born was the island
259
The water of Kane
268
Invocation for a storm
274
Fathomless is my love by Kalola
280
Piano at evening by Palea
286
The six periods of creation
294
Chant to lo by Tinai Paraone
297
Love dirge
303
Song 11
333
Song 12
334
Song 21
335
Song 22
337
Song 27
339
Song 30
340
Song 33
341
Song 57
342
Song 84
343
Song 92
344
Song 135
346
Song 166
347
Song 172
348
Song 182
349
Yellow cloud as sung by Liagarang
350
If you see my mother by Mack Maze
363
To the pines
376
Pastures of plenty by Woody Guthrie
379
Eleanor Rigby y John Lennon and Paul McCartney
385
Beowulfs fight with Grendels mother from Beowulf
407
The story of Bamsi Beyrek of the grey horse from
413
Zong Belegt Baatar Mongol
430
Blood Marksman and Kureldei the Marksman Tatar
445
The golden seaotter from Kutune Shirka by Wakarpa
463
TipoftheSingleFeather by Velema Fijian
473
Ballad of the Hidden Dragon medieval Chinese
493
Acknowledgements
511
Index of titles and first lines
527
Index of authors
547
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RUTH FINNEGAN is a visiting research professor and emeritus professor in the faculty of social sciences at the Open University in the U.K.

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