A couple of weeks ago, dVerse introduced the Ghazal. And I was enthralled. But I could not come up with a single nugget of inspiration. Well, tonight, my muse came a-waltzing, and here is my offering for anyone who cares to drop by. Thank you, Samuel.
Out of darkness, comes forth the storyteller
And they cry out loud - Oh please, storyteller
Spin us a legend, take us to the heavens
We crave your words like a disease, storyteller
I unleash the tale of the Persian Slave
Give them an enthralling whiz storyteller
Of tortured forbidden love with Noureddin
They cry, Oh what sublime bliss, storyteller
The tales of the Arabian Nights never end
Only the Caliph, can give his leave, storyteller
I smile and say, I will stay all night my friend
I, ninotaziz, Caliph's storyteller.
Words by ninotaziz Copyright 2013 © ninotaziz. All rights reserved.
Ghazal in Malaysia, is a traditional form of music and song popular in the southern region of the country, Johore and other states. It is a legacy of the Arabic traders of the 15th and 16th century.