Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Haiku--By Ali Znaidi--Tunisia

Another night,
and still no tweet.
The moon wanes.

Three flowers
at the edge of a lake.
—A party.

Yellow dust.
Waves of pollen
in the air.

A nightingale
on a tree’s bough.
I deleted all my mobile ring tones.

Glittering dates.
No mosquitoes
on my skin.

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 


  1. These words are great. You can feel the power of his thoughts when reading. Thank you Ali Znaidi.

  2. Lovely bunch of haiku .
    Congrat, Ali !

  3. Hi! A great group of Haiku - very artistically written! Sheri

  4. Ali,
    I enjoyed these a great deal, especially the one about the flowers.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  5. Hi Ali. I enjoyed your haiku. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (