Afternoon at Doctor Nizar Ghanems House [Archives:2002/04/Culture]

January 21 2002

The soft rhythm of the oud
Reassuring, relaxing
The fast rhythm of the oud
Awakening, creating
The singing rhythm of the oud
Catching, stimulating
The melancholic sound of the song
Making us dream
The joyful sound of the song
Making us join in
I was a child, eager to play
I was a youngster, eager to discover
I was a boy, eager to daydream
I was a man, eager to win
I was a lover, eager to conquer
I was a poet, eager to sing
I was a friend just among friends
Kees Plaisier