Dialogue with the journalist similar to (hummus), as every media dish loses its flavor unless it is in it.

. Dialogue / Radi Al-Murtafi
Adel Al-Ardawi ..
• The arad is a type of desert thistle that grows alone and eats camels
• King Faisal wore it to encourage the government to remove the Turkish fez
• I entered the kingdom of the charming Iraqi press through the window of popular poetry
• Al-Sadara is the garment of intellectuals and heritage, and the turban of pilgrims is the garment of tyrants ..!
• I have nothing to do with popular poetry platforms
• My first poetic attempt was published in 1966 in the newspaper Al-Ayyam
He is a man who has a history of popular literature in Iraq as he has joined many generations of popular poets who compete with them in the field, and then crossed from him to the fields of media and journalism as a writer, preparer, interviewer and presenter for radio and television programs and left his mark on newspaper pages as editor, publisher, study leader and editor, and his memory preserved thousands of pictures and poetic stories And folk legends until his head in a treasure trove of many poetic and has changed literary treasures, which are similar to a market (clown) and who are looking for (antiques) of poetic times, must go to him and look for it in the corners of his generous soul, in addition to his predilection for rhetoric and conducting seminars related to folklore and popular cultures and becoming a (registered trademark In the divination of the ceremony for each festival held by the Municipality of Baghdad, h y a new Sinbad that does not get tired of traveling. As soon as you see him tonight in Baghdad, you can find him in the morning in Basra or other cities holding a seminar on the heritage there .. Come with me to chat with this beautiful Iraqi Sinbad ..
* What is the obstacle?
It is a type of desert thistle that grows alone, and feeds on camels …
* How do I reduce your impact …
* I am Adel Al-Ardawi, born in 1949. I belong to the lineage of the lords (Al-Ard), whose sons are in the cities and countryside of the central Euphrates governorates (Najaf, Karbala, Babylon, Qadisiyah and Muthanna ) live. He raises livestock (sheep) and their living conditions are stable. It is said that in the eighteenth century AD these lords treated a great flood that took place in the Euphrates River, where they used to have the flood of the plant (a kind of thorn) in the building and installation of earth dams, and in fact they succeeded in that good endeavor, and got rid of the danger of the devastating flood. So the sons of the other tribes who participated with them in the work of paying the flood (Hashr) began to call them (the lords of the people of the ard), and this name remained inherently to them and they knew it and it has remained so to the present time ..
* In the previous era you put a red keffiyeh and a headband on your head .. Was it symbolic of the rule of the Arabs …?
* No .. In fact, we chose the red keffiyeh and the headband on our head. This was for purely technical reasons. While I was preparing a traditional rural program on Baghdad TV / Public Channel and in the late nineties of the last century under the name (Sawaleef and Tarab) The popular program, which was the admiration of a large segment of the Iraqi popular classes, and that is the real reason for using the red yashmagh and not for other reasons ..!
* What is the story of the monarchy in the democratic era ..?
* First, his name is Al-Faisaliah Al-Sedara, and not the king, in relation to the first person to execute Umrah on his head, the late King Faisal the First, the first constitutionalist of Iraq after the Twentieth Revolution, to encourage government staff to remove the Turkish fez and rather carry the hall, and I did so because of the request of the satellite channels that house me in their programs The traditional and folklore channels, as these channels asking to perform Umrah on my head. Faisaliah Sadara, and so I did Umrah and got used to it, and there is no cross between the Faisaliah Sadara and the era of the most dusty democracy .. !!
* You’ve been writing popular poetry for decades, how far have you come? And what did you get?
* I have reaped a great moral gain and a great wealth from a good reputation, and it is enough, and it is true, Mr. Radi, that I have entered the charming kingdom of the Iraqi press through the window of popular poetry. , and to this day I still edit pages of popular literature in (4) local newspapers on a voluntary basis (i.e. without salary or reward God is your agent ..!
* You are present in the newspaper press and the audio-visual media .. Where are you ..?
* I find myself in the paper press ..!
* Have you reached the degree of teacher or judge in the field of popular poetry?
* The teaching degree is not good for me, I may be a judge, based on my editing of the pages of popular literature in the Iraqi press more than half a century ago and I am still …!
* Has the task of (master of ceremonies) become the monopoly of Adel Al-Ardawi?
* No, the task of (the master of the ceremony) was not limited to me, God forgive me .. the door is open to anyone who desires and possesses the ability, competence and moral courage to face the public ..
* What is the difference between your saddlebag and the turban’s turban?
* Al-Sadara is the garment of intellectuals and heritage, and the turban of pilgrims is the garment of tyrants ..!
Do you remember the first verse you wrote?
* Yes, it was in 1967, when I said:
(Why does he not sleep in the morning to stay awake ..
The star of Esail and the dawn of Lotar ..! )
* May you be seduced into Levantine?
* He seduces me into Levantine (Amber) and Shamia is the sister of the city in which I was born (Abu Sakhir / Al-Manathira).
* I have five names, and for each name I need a remark worthy of it, and I would prefer if it were poetry (
Agab Salem Al-Taher, Abdel Moneim Al-Issawi, Sami Al-Hayal, and Muhammad Al-Jabri ..?)
• Akab Salem Al-Taher:
(Motali Fogh Al Fogh Hanilak Ajab ..
A torch of activity and the best of your love for loved ones ..)
• Abdel Moneim El-Esawy:
(Oh yes, you are welcome, good brothers.
I sing for you, and you will pulse with kindness ..)
• Sami Hayal:
(Yasami Ibn Hayal, sweet Awad
With the art of all the connections that Baghdad has seen ..)
• Jassim Khassaf:
(Hunter of the fleeting moment ..!)
• Mohammed Al-Jabri:
(problem solver ..)
* What are the tools of the popular poet ..?
* Consideration, lack of condescension, vanity, reading and insight.
* Is popular poetry today different from yesterday, and with what?
* Yes, there is a big difference, and it is normal, after the expansion of perceptions and visions, the spread of education and culture, the development of life and the revolution of technical sciences.
* I have lived, known and guided most of the popular poets for six decades. Why not write a book about them that will be a reference for researchers in this type of literature, and you can write, and you are familiar is with many secrets ..?
* Yes, that’s right, the lack of enough time is the barrier between me and this dream book that I have in mind, and I’m sure in the end I’ll write this book, God willing.
* What is your relationship to popular poetry platforms ..?
* It has nothing to do with me ..!
Which is harder, horseback riding or a platform?
* Platform ..!
* What is the difference between Darmi and Mimr ..?
* The difference is clear, it’s a color and it’s a color, and they’re of the ancient and sung folk hair colors, and the imitation is harder than the gut, especially if it’s a naturalized melody.
* Do you consider yourself today to be the oldest popular poet?
* No, but I’m one of the old ones, especially when we know that the first simple poetic attempt for me was published in the Al-Ayyam Weekly newspaper in Baghdad under the title (The Wedding Night) in 1966. Surely there are those who older than I am, like fellow poets Nazem Al-Samawi, Rabie Salim Al-Shammari, and Saber Khudair, for example. , and others.
* Who taught your poetry?
* Poetry was not taught to me by any particular person, but I was influenced by great poets like Al-Hajj Zayer, Abdul-Amir Al-Fatlawi, Muzaffar Al-Nawab, Zuhair Al-Dujaili, Majid Jassim Al-Khayun, Al -Nas`ih and others ..
* Did you compose Husseini poems ..?
Yes, but it’s little.
* What did you do in Kufa?
* I have a lecture entitled (A Glimpse of Iraqi Folk Literature / Buddhism as a model) in the garden of the host of Sheikh Dr. Aboud Al-Issawi held on a Ramadan evening held in the rural Kufa.
* Who is your real friend?
* Whoever carries my concern and I carry his concern ..
* Are you an opportunist?
* I think I’m (not) an opportunist..God knows .. !!
* Have you ever tasted the bitterness of abandonment?
* Yes, and what’s worse .. Oyle ..!
* Have you experienced neglect?
* Sometimes ..!
How many inspiring people have succeeded in your life?
* Many .. the days of boy ..
To whom did you write your secret messages?
* For one of them.
* What did you write to your last girlfriend?
* Borrowed from our Professor Muzaffar al-Nawab:
(My clothes are on the west side .. and I’m scared of my eyes
Gebel Jettek ..!).
* Do you like Tarshi ..?
* If the molasses of the grain was in Najaf ..!
* The last thing you organized ..?
* (To an arrogant ..): This presentation house:
(Raw and scavenger, next to your world ..
Do not get tired of hunger .. make your step easier ..!)
* Do you feel comfortable now?
* To some extent ..

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