Haiku poems for a different Saturday

Haiku poems for a different Saturday

Haiku poems based on three lines of 5, 7, 5, syllables by the Tunisian author Ali Znaidi. Enjoy the haiku poems and this fabulous Saturday! Art is everywhere!

Haiku poems for a different Saturday

Haiku poems for a different Saturday

Three Haiku Poems by Ali Znaidi


wet cigarette butts

cluttered the vitric ashtray—

an awesome vispo




succulent young shoots

suckle on the drizzling rain—

asparagus dish




on a moonless night

three starlets hinged together—

a shiny triptych


About Haiku:

Haiku is a very short form of Japanese poetry typically characterized by three qualities:

The essence of haiku is “cutting”. This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation of elements.

Traditional haiku consist of 17 on, in three phrases of 5, 7 and 5 on respectively.

A kigo (seasonal reference), usually drawn from a saijiki, an extensive but defined list of such words.

In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line but in English appear in three lines to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku.

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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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