Monday, April 13, 2015

Tanka--By Ali Znaidi--Tunisia

summer
mosquitoes…
I forget about
the stinging prickles
of cacti
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insomniac,
all night long
admiring the full moon…
what more could
I possibly want?
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summer again…
without
further ado
the sun returns
to its own glitter
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Ali Znaidi (b. 1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia, where he teaches English. His work has appeared in various magazines and journals worldwide. He authored four poetry chapbooks including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), and Taste of the Edge (Kind of A Hurricane Press, 2014). Links to his published and forthcoming works can be found at aliznaidi.blogspot.com.

14 comments:

  1. Hi, there, Ali, welcome to Whispers! Your Tanka is awesome and gives great visuals. Very true to life! Sheri

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    1. Thank you very much for liking them, Sheri.

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  2. Hi Ali. Nice work. I especially enjoyed the second one. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. Thank you very much for commenting, Maurice.

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    1. Thank you very much for your encouragement, Peggy.

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  4. You got me here, with the mosquitoes. Goodness knows, they are the worst of plagues we endure from nature's trail... Really solid poem. Tanka is so hard to write, but very enjoyable to read.

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    1. Thank you very much for your comments, Michael.

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  5. These are great and s joy to read. Thank you for your words. Ralph

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    1. You're so welcome, Ralph. My pleasure.

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  6. A lovely set of Tanka, Ali; enjoyed the imagery. // paul

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    1. Thank you very much for appreciating them, Paul.

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