A little while ago I tweeted a recording of a short passage from Narsai (the 5th Century writer who is the subject of my next book). That tweet was originally a response to a strange footnote I saw that claimed Narsai’s poetic sermons (“memre”) do not have any poetic stress, but only counted syllables.* I […]
Look it’s about the funeral of a soldier and the title has “American” in it. Close enough. Happy Memorial Day.
On my new Mandola. I’m surprised this instrument isn’t a lot more popular.