Your M. Gunn here today covering for our Masutā, Kristjaan. Our prompt today is the Kobyz (Kazakh: қобыз) or kyl-kobyz, and is the first episode with some connections to the concept I like to label shaman haiku, though here in this post not necessarily in style, but more in content.
The Kobyz or Kyl-Kobyz is an ancient Kazakh string instrument with two strings, made of horsehair. The resonating cavity is usually covered with goat leather. Traditionally kobyzes were sacred instruments, owned by shamans and bakses (traditional spiritual medics). According to legends, the kobyz and its music could banish evil spirits.
in this lonely meadow