Thursday, February 25, 2016

Haiku--By Ali Znaidi--Tunisia

fleecy clouds
around the moon…
her face cream

spring moon…
cocoons spit out

moonless night…
the faint shadows
of a blue chicory

spring gentle rain…
jiving butterflies weave
through the rainbow

still dark…
glimpses of sky in
the kokako’s blue wattles

Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He is the author of several chapbooks, including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), and Mathemaku x5 (Spacecraft Press, 2015). For more details, you can visit his blog at – and follow him on Twitter @AliZnaidi


  1. I enjoyed your work Ali, thanks for sharing!

  2. It's good to see your work here, Ali. :) It reminds me that spring is on the way!

  3. Always enjoyed reading your haiku. Lovely!

  4. Ali,
    Loved these especially the 4th one, as I love rainbows.

  5. Ali, I love the haiku, especially the--oh, never mind. I love them all! I am putting together a Postcard Poetry exchange, and as much as I'd love to have to sign up, but I understand that 30 international stamps may be a bit much. Why not start one in your country? Contact me through my blog, and we can talk ;-)!April-is-National-Poetry-Month/c1q8z/56c64ae40cf2de8a478fd71e