Ali Alizadeh Poems

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1.
Joan Of Arc

She and the fire
fight adjectives. Their concreteness

deflects reification
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2.
Languages

I'll speak you mine, you speak me yours
since all's in the telling, content, form

to mangle the Master's eavesdropping
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3.
Ghazal 18 By Attar

The word of Love is nothing but allusion.
Love is not bound by poetic metaphors.

The heart recognises the jewel of Love.
Reason has no inkling of this insight.
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4.
Coup D'Etat

I’m comfortable with your confronting me
hurling, albeit politely, the epic query

haunting your ‘tolerance’ and a fever
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5.
From La Pucelle: The Epic Of Joan Of Arc

––Listen my Prince. This is important. I could feel
the dew setting on the leaves and petals of lilies and camellias.
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6.
Immigration

I'll tell you why.
To survive

the onslaught of religion.
To outlive
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7.
Jeanette Speaks

A bright and barefoot little girl
with a garland of cherry blossoms
enters the unattended village church.
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8.
A Sufi's Remonstrance

I’m sick of You. Your magnificence
precipitates mental pain, ethical

cramps. That You continue to shine
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9.
Dubai

I can’t pretend
there’s beauty to exhume

from these slabs
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10.
Angelus Novus

<i>After Walter Benjamin </i>

The angry wind has shorn the feathers
off his wings.

He levitates on a fixed spot
by the highway. Is the wind
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