Sacred-Texts Islam

The Hanged Poems

translated by F. E. Johnson,
with revisions {?} by Sheikh Faiz-ullah-bhai


from The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, volume V, Ancient Arabia
ed. Charles F. Horne
Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb; New York and London


{reduced to HTML by Christopher M. Weimer March 2002, revised May 2003}

{only three of the seven poems are presented in this version,
see the bibliography at the end of the introduction for complete versions}

The Poem of Imru-ul-Quais (530 A.D.?)
The Poem of Antar (580 A.D.?)
The Poem of Zuhair (590 A.D.?)