Yahia Lababidi

Yahia Lababidi Poems

1.
Dawning

There are hours when every thing creaks
when chairs stretch their arms, tables their legs
and closets crack their backs, incautiously
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2.
Words

Words are like days:
coloring books or pickpockets,
signposts or scratching posts,
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3.
What do animals dream?

Do they dream of past lives and unlived dreams
unspeakably human or unimaginably bestial?
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4.
Clouds

To find the origin,
trace back the manifestations.
Tao
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5.
If

If there were more than one of me
I'd shave my head and grow my beard
I'd be a Doctor of Theology
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Yahia Lababidi (born 1973) is an aphorist and Pushcart-nominated poet with work appearing in such publications as World Literature Today, Cimarron Review, AGNI, Hotel Amerika, Rain Taxi and Philosophy Now. His first book, Signposts to Elsewhere (Jane Street Press) was selected as a Book of the Year, 2008, by The Independent (UK). Meantime, his late ...

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