Utusan Malaysia publish an interesting article today about ballad. Ballad is a form of verse, often narrative set to music. Utusan shows a ballad of chess as an example.
Below is excerpt from the ballad of chess.
The BALLAD OF CHESS tells us the story of how a game of chess is played.
It is a game
Of strategy and skill,
Fight all the kinsmen,
As 'king' rivals 'kings.'
A game on the sixty-four
Black-and white equal squares
The ballad is written by Tsira Gogeshvil
To read the full article, get today's Utusan Malaysia newspaper and turn to the newspaper insert - e.lab ( english laboratory), page 9 . Alternatively you can read for free at PoemHunter.com