Nostalgia for Natural Beauty and other poems by Ali Znaidi

Nostalgia for Natural Beauty and other poems by Ali Znaidi

Natural Beauty and Poetry. On Tuesday, enjoy Yareah poems. This time by Ali Znaidi, an author from Tunisia: Fall. Jingling Boredom, Suggestion, Wind Playing w / Papers Save One, and Nostalgia for Natural Beauty. Have a nice day, friends!

Nostalgia for Natural Beauty and other poems by Ali Znaidi

Nostalgia for Natural Beauty and other poems by Ali Znaidi











Oh, how the wind makes,

makes the leaves fall from the trees;

Oh, how the rain drops,

drops hastily on the ground;

Oh, how the leaves turn,

turn so yellow and brown;

Oh, how my black hair becomes,

becomes all of a sudden so grey.


Jingling Boredom

What a boring night!

What a deafening silence!

No difference between

the moon & the s[tar]s.

If moon is a rusty brassy (big) coin,

stars are rusty change,

& I’m really fed up w/

that change jingling in my

loose pocket.



There is a way to resist

scars of time, like cycads.

There is a way to heal

your crippled memory,

like a psychiatrist.

There is a way to combat

earthly shackles, like a Sufi.

There is a way to feel

your heart ageless,

like a zealous youth.

There is a way to let your body

hug the fathomless firmament,

like a passionate lover.

Just have a dream!


Wind Playing w / Papers Save One

The wrathful wind churned up

piles of papers. It carried them

away save one.

Like a lofty proud palm tree,

it remained anchored.

& the wind mourned its disability

in front of that majestic paper

in which the word freedom

was carved.


Nostalgia for Natural Beauty

She defines beauty by its innateness,

and its enigma—sinews of mysteries.

She simply defines beauty

the way a rose blossoms

with its universal grammar of grace/

the hint of a novel fresh fragrance

wiping out the stench of the swamps/

a sunny spring furnished with the ululations

of sirens.

She defines beauty by its innateness;

Poor lily was weeping in a remote forest,

lamenting natural innate beauty

destroyed by transformational generative


More about the author:

View Comments (2)

Ali Znaidi lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He graduated with a BA in Anglo-American Studies in 2002. He teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. He writes poetry and has an interest in literature, languages, and literary translations. His work has appeared in The Bamboo Forest, The Camel Saloon, phantom kangaroo, BoySlut,, Otoliths, Dead Snakes, Speech Therapy Poetry Zine, streetcake magazine, The Rusty Nail, Yes,Poetry, The South Townsville micro poetry journal, Shot Glass Journal, the fib review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Mad Swirl, The Mind[less] Muse, Pyrokinection, Red Fez, Full Of Crow, The Tower Journal, and other ezines. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). He also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network— He also keeps a blog about Tunisian literature—

More in Books

Creatives working at The Phoenix Artist

Independent venue launches hub for London’s creative community

Yareah MagazineJuly 19, 2016

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. A Midnight Clear in Kansas

Yareah MagazineJune 19, 2016
The Nantucket Book Festival

Book lovers. The Nantucket Book Festival features a stellar line-up of authors and events

Yareah MagazineMay 11, 2016
Ceramics by Sister Augustine

Author John Schlimm has won a Christopher Award for Five Years in Heaven

Yareah MagazineMay 5, 2016
Ken O'neill. Casino Woman in Red Throwing Dice

Sunday Poetry with Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: burn baby burn

Jenean C GilstrapApril 24, 2016
Lions painted in the Chauvet Cave. This is a replica of the painting from the Brno museum Anthropos. The absence of the mane sometimes leads to these paintings being described as portraits of lionesses. Source: Wikipedia. Author: HTO - Own work (own photo)

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Home

Jenean C GilstrapApril 17, 2016

Yareah Magazine

Art is Everywhere and Up to You.

About Us - Press Kit - Contact Us

YM on Twitter

Top Posts & Pages

Yareah® Magazine is a Registered Trademark in the United States