The Monkey King

The Monkey King, Hanuman
Once had his tail set on fire
Was he jester or the wise one
We will never be quite sure

He might have been a prankster
But never will you find one more loyal
Hanuman - ever mindful of his master
The lordly Rama, the one so royal

Sita Devi, his beauteous mistress
Had his undying devotion
And throughout all the ages
Revered her with utmost passion

From India to China, his fame travelled
Throughout the islands in between
The Monkey King renowned, revelled
Lived life to the fullest - inspiring!

So when you are down and out
And suddenly inspiration appears
Trust me, the monkey spirit is about
To help set you in good cheer...

Words by ninotaziz
Copyright 2010 © ninotaziz.
All rights reserved.

Written for the Magpie Tales - a mystical place to be


  1. You have the decided advantage of being fully conversant with the Hikayats. The outpourings of that knowledge which many may not know about is extended so brilliantly to us now. Excellent!

  2. Dear UP,
    Thank you for dropping by.

    Dear Sir Hanks,
    Ahhh, my secret is out. I use Hikayat to enhance my poetry, and poetry to enhance my Hikayat storytelling skills!

  3. I will look over my shoulder when in trouble . . and hope to see Hanuman always ready to help me.

  4. so much here
    and i loved it all

  5. So when you are down and out
    And suddenly inspiration appears
    Trust me, the monkey spirit is about
    To help set you in good cheer...

    What a positive note to end on!

  6. Really like this wonderI love the monkey king!

  7. Beautiful Magpie...
    Here is mine..

  8. very powerful Nino!!
    well captivated about the Legend.. :)

    Love xx

  9. I hope that you have enjoyed your participation at our Monday Potluck, we love your talent and appreciate your willingness to share.
    You are welcome join us this coming Monday for another week of fun, old poems or poems unrelated to our theme are welcome.
    Let me know if you need further assistance.
    You Rock!

  10. I love the notion of the Monkey King's spirit hovering nearby to inspire us and help us live life to the fullest! Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us...

  11. It is, it is, a glorious thing to be a Monkey King. (with apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan) Wonderful Mag.

  12. I will remember that....his spirit, and the good cheer that he brings...thank you for the inspiration...bkm

  13. A bit of history put to Magpie rhyme ~ wonderful!!

  14. Very nice. I sure would like to have him around.

  15. Ah, the happiness of knowing the monkey king is near! Nice!!

  16. Fun piece winding the strings of history to the balloons as they rise from the monkeys hand...

  17. Your knowledge of legend and history is amazing, and you tell it so beautifully Ninotaziz...i always am blessed when i stop by your lovely blog!


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