Ekkaalegh deffer giiten n amekkar
Wa ikfen ii n tiit tekkooret amiar
S eed yowet ed aglin midden awaal
lekkiim afoos yennoottef d amawal.
I'm amazed by the works of God,
Who blesses a mere violin*
So that where it plays men fall dumb,
Only stirring a hand to pull the turban over their eyes.
*"the one who has an eye that isn't living," referring to the soundhole of the Tamasheq single stringed violin, the amzhad, traditionally played by women in the evening."