Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summer Clip--By Ali Znaidi--Tunisia

Summer Clip

(after “Winter Poem” by Pierre Joris)

It is ‘summer’ lying out there
in a cold December day atop
the wet walls of that house.
Then, it vehemently, but silently,
climbs the arch, with a warm
smile of a glowing sun
that has a dream to burn ice.
—I mean the freezing blood.

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. This is a spectacular write. I am amazed by the incredible nature you prescribe within this lovely piece. I really enjoyed reading this remarkable poem, great work,


  2. Ali,
    I like this, especially the metaphor "a warm smile of a glowing sun".
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  3. Very nicely written and expressed, Ali. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (