Yahia Lababidi Poems

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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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6.
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
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7.
To Sylvia Plath

Sleepwalking she prepared breakfast
for her still dreaming children, before
breaking fast, to satisfy her appetite
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8.
Drylands

Tell me, have you found a sea
deep enough to swim in
deep enough to drown in
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9.
Fanciful creators

What fanciful creators we are:
bestowing shock absorbers on cars
sprinkling tenderizer on meats
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10.
Truth in advertising

morning epiphany
applicable to love and life
in haiku-like purity:
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