Ali Znaidi

Waterfalls of Hope

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, fortunates.org, Otoliths, Dead Snakes, Speech Therapy Poetry Zine, Streetcake Magazine, Haiku Journal and is upcoming in The Rusty Nail and Yes, Poetry.

Ali Znaidi also writes flash fiction for the Six Sentence Social Network and keeps a blog at: tunisianlit.wordpress.com

 
Waterfalls of Hope

Tonight the moon was sick.
The stars were slumbering
under black blankets,
and electricity went mad.
A small glimpse of seeing
a little lantern poised on
the wall of a remote
cottage,
standing there emanating
waterfalls of light
brightened my mood.
A little lantern holding its own
luminosity and proudly dancing
for being able to reflect,
and produce light in this sinister
somberness,
nailing the coffin of despair,
and flooding it with
waterfalls of hope.

 
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