It’s great to see a national artist

Gain fame abroad,

Perform with many a local artist,

At home & abroad




The Festival

Thirty years ago, today’s heat would be called intense

Multitudes of tourists, vehicles, wasps

Discomfort that clasps

Leaving the city center was a relief, in a sense

Even when a performance did speak to the sense




I loved every bit

Of today’s performance

A proper space makes sound dance

Even if flaws are hit


Moroccan Wedding

Today, my neighbors’ son marries

It’s as if a cousin marries

Congratulations, dear neighbors

May you reap love’s favors



Merriment was much

Have sung much

Many a great singer

Till late, did the evening linger



Just 12 years old is he

His music welcomed the king, today

To celebrate the birthday,

As it deserves to be