Enigmatic poems of time and dreams

Enigmatic poems of time and dreams

Today, enjoy these three enigmatic poems by the Tunisian author Ali Znaidi: Elixir, Field of Dreams and The Word for Dream. Have a nice Tuesday, Yareah friends!

Enigmatic poems of time and dreams

Enigmatic poems of time and dreams



here is taking you into

the realms of dreamy ecstasy.


Your boat is safe

to sail the choppy



Field of Dreams

Dream mirror


A spike of wheat, lofty


It hops to the mirror

& gazes


Wet mirror,

frosted w/ dew


Farmers start picking



in this field

of dreams,


while their sweat begins

silhouetting dew—


beads of dew written in

recurring rhymes.


The Word for Dream

The word for dream is not dream,

or even reverie. It is vision.


Telescopes! Salvation!


We can use the telescope to travel beyond the scope

of the mind, searching in that remote star for our real

mind; the real we.


And yet the swallow’s fluttering wings are there —

harbingers of the autumnal rain that moistens

the dry soil,



the hopeless always cherish the magpie’s beak-clapping

which is something ominous, {the locus of the auspicious}.


And yet the swallows are tired, they keep fluttering

their wings because they have a vision.


& their eyes are not but the dreamers’ tele[scopes].

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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—

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