A forbidden love

Heartbreak — to the wilderness

Where he lost his mind


(01) The Natacha Atlas & Marc Eagleton Project , Damascus – The Desert Lounge vol.1

(A fine audio piece which compliments the haiku)

7 comments on “Layla and Majnun”

  1. I feel this short audio adds to the mood of the poem. Better to open the link in a separate window/tab.

    For those unfamiliar, Laila and Majnoon is a classic, well known tragic love story, the ‘Romeo and Juliet’ of the East. Although it predates the Shakespeare story, said to be based on a real life story from the 7th Century C.E

    Qays who falls madly in love with Layla, prevented from marrying her eventually goes insane or Majnun (Crazy) – which he becomes known as.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layla_and_Majnun

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