The Bedouin tribesman Tayaha lives in a cave in the Sinai and works as a night watchman.
He is illiterate but can recite hundreds of poems, and work in a slangy irreverent verse tradition well over 1,000 years old.
This is his Ode to the Bedouin Modern camel.
Ode to the Toyota Pick Up Truck
"Oh rider of a noble mount no camel-stick can steer
Whose name in dates and numbers on her mouth is picked out clear
She'll do 200kph according to the dial
Like Saddam's army launching from its pad a Scud missile!
"Toyota" is her model and "Toyota" is her make,
The workmanship won't disappoint; these foreigners don't fake!"