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The poet Ahmed Al-Asam and the poet Amal Al-Sahlawi reviewed the experiences of the late Emirati poet and researcher Ahmed Rashid Thani in documenting the local heritage, emphasizing her right to reread and immersion and the inspiration for perseverance and perseverance. which marked his late stations, resulting in a number of poetic works and studies in the field of heritage realization and documenting the biography of places and popular tales in the Emirates.
This happened during a session entitled “Ahmed Rashid Thani .. An Endless Echo”, organized by the “Sharjah Book Authority” as part of the activities of the second session of the “Emirati Book Fair”, and attended by Ahmed bin Rakad Al Ameri, chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority, and Sultan Al Amimi, president of the Writers’ Union And Writers of the Emirates, and an audience of writers and poets and visitors to the exhibition.
In his speech on the experience of Ahmed Rashid Thani, the poet Ahmed Rashid Thani touched on the emotional connection of the deceased friends to him and their support for his efforts, which combined writing the modern poem and delving into the Emirates’ heritage, its dialects and biography of its places. over the interest in collecting and studying important examples of Nabati poetry in the Emirates, such as Al Majidi’s poems Bin Dhaher and others, and he understood the spirit of eloquent and popular poetry from an artistic angle that the late poet excelled at and dived into more Than others.
Al-Assam spoke about Ahmed Rashid Thani’s efforts to collect some landmarks for heritage, his patience in documenting it, listening to the elderly and viewing them as living references, and his ability to motivate members of the community to interact with him and help him in gathering information about the heritage of the Emirati community, and his love of places and his addiction to taking linguistic lexicon and popular vocabulary From the environment you belong to and not from the books.
Al-Asam mentioned that Ahmed Rashid Thani was an inspiration to his contemporaries and the subsequent literary generation, and he discussed young people’s works and motivated them to be creative, encouraged them to believe in themselves and start writing with determination, focus on reading and putting the word in the text in its appropriate place, and demolishing the barriers between the creator and society to write living texts that reflect reality and document the biography of places in the texts.
Al-Asam concluded his speech by the experience of the late poet and researcher, emphasizing the importance of his library and calling for the preservation of its references and for the continuing interest in his achievement and the poetic and research work he left, characterized by his style, prejudiced against writing that depicts place and man, and combines deeply between creativity in classical and everyday dialect.
In return, the poet Amal Al-Sahlawi spoke of Ahmed Rashid Thani’s experience from an angle of fascination and amazement at the survival of his works alive and in circulation, and his immortality in the memory of his friends who tell many stories about him. , and how he was able to get his interest and depth in the legacy permeated by the locality to gain him a place at the golf and Arab level.
Al-Sahlawi pointed out that Ahmed Rashid Thani’s production is diverse in terms of his work on the popular poetic heritage of the Emirates in a different spirit, with the experience of an informed investigator and an expert in the vocabulary of the local dialect in its diversity environments.
Al-Sahlawi pointed out that she agrees with Ahmed Al-Assam that the late author’s performance inspires many, even those who did not consider him and learned about his production only through reading, and believed that it falls within the literary names that diligently dug its experience, and that whoever reads it experiences that his works are characterized by three characteristics: And high-resolution mental images in their depiction of places, and he excels in his authorship, where he shows his abundant love of people, places and words.
Al-Sahlawi ended his participation in the session by reading a series of Ahmed Rashid Thani’s poems from Diwan “The Edge of Rooms”.