In the African Sahara… Dream Snapshots

In the African Sahara… Dream Snapshots

In the African Sahara… Dream Snapshots, an exotic wonderful poem by the Tunisian author Ali Znaidi. Enjoy your day, Yareah magazine friends!

Dream Snapshots

Silence, en tourne!



Like a fairy tale

that awakens the dead

dragonfly in us.

Like pints of rain

that resurrect the dead

leaves in us.

Like a talented genius

that deciphers the genes

of the impossible in us.

Like a handkerchief

in the hands

of an innocent Iago –

who is not addicted

to devilish plotting –

that makes us discover

that latent smartness in us.

Like a thirsty camel

that clings to life

in the African Sahara

that awakens dead

patience in us.

This dream helps

the camera

of my imagination

shoot a movie

set on a dark black

cloud pregnant w/ rains

of aspirations.

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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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