The lāmiyya is the most famous poem by Abū Kabīr al-Hudalī, who is one of the most famous poets of the Hudayl tribe. According to Blachère, it is an “exercice d’école”. If so, it is a successful one, both thematically and stylistically. Thematically, nostalgia for youth serves as a frame for the evocation of mankind’s great deeds, such as love and war. Stylistically, the poem is made up of parallelisms. The annotation consists mainly of a linguistic and literary commentary. We have opted for a poetic translation.