Yahia Lababidi

Yahia Lababidi Poems

What do animals dream?

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


To find the origin,
trace back the manifestations.


If there were more than one of me
I'd shave my head and grow my beard
I'd be a Doctor of Theology

The Art of Storm-riding

I could not decipher the living riddle of my body
put it to sleep when it hungered, and overfed it
when time came to dream

To Sylvia Plath

Sleepwalking she prepared breakfast
for her still dreaming children, before
breaking fast, to satisfy her appetite

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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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