City poems
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City poems

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"City Poems depicts such aching urban loneliness. Is it possible our cities are filled with residents who look so much like exiles and refugees ? At first you notice the hard sorrowful pavements. Then you read closer. Little moments of beauty, brave smiling humor, wind, snow, and fog. How tough. How vulnerable. Mbarek Sryfi has written a lovely & necessary book."
Andrew Schelling, poet and translator, author of Tracks Along the Left Coast : Jaime de Angulo & Pacific Coast Culture.

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Date de parution 27 novembre 2020
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EAN13 9782140164507
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Mbarek Sryi
Mbarek Sryi CITY POEMS
A selection of poems
CITY POEMS
Accent tonique  Poésie
CITY POEMS A SELECTION OF POEMS
« Accent tonique » Collection dirigée par Nicole Barrière « Accent tonique » est une collection destinée à intensifier et donner force au ton des poètes pour les inscrire dans l’histoire. Dernières parutions VIGNETTES Guillaume Lebreton LE CHANT DE LA MER A L’OMBRE DU HERON CENDRE Sonia Elvireanu QUAND, DANS L’EXPECTATIVE Agnès Adda et Dominique Zinenberg PRÉMONITION DU VIDE PREMONICIÓN DEL VACÍO Andrés Morales LOVE POEMS Ma Saïsara SUR L’ÎLE NOSTALGIQUE Indran Amirthanayagam NUS VERS L’INDÉPENDANCE Reshat Sahitaj (dir.) LES NON-ÊTRES IMAGINAIRES Ara Alexandre Shishmanian SOUS LE CIEL DE VÉZELAY Claudine Bertrand PETITE FUGUE STÉPHANOISE Marcel Faure POEMES DOUX POUR LES FROIDURES Élisabeth Launay-Dolet
Mbarek Sryfi CITY POEMS A SELECTION OF POEMS
© L’Harmattan, 2020 5-7, rue de l’École-Polytechnique, 75005 Parishttp://www.editions-harmattan.fr ISBN : 978-2-343-21448-1 EAN : 9782343214481
CONTENTS
CONTENTS ........................................................................................7 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS..................................................................9 PREFACE .........................................................................................11 I THE TRACE OF A SMILE ..........................................................15 On a Bench in Front of Java ...............................................................17 The Empty Stool.................................................................................19 The Fly ...............................................................................................20 The Tall Red-Brick House..................................................................21 The Old Man and the Tree Stump ......................................................23 Breakfast for Two...............................................................................24 The “Ghost”........................................................................................25 Where the Hell Do Birds Go in War, Anyway?..................................26 One Last Time ....................................................................................28 The Old Painter and the Blank Canvas...............................................29 The Old Man at the Bridge .................................................................31 The Two Storks ..................................................................................32 Merzouga, the Beautiful Oasis ...........................................................34 Dialog in a Store in the South.............................................................35 The Stranger Under the Cold Sky.......................................................36 The Trace of a Smile ..........................................................................37 The Power of Fiction ..........................................................................39 The Knight Errant...............................................................................40 In the Wake of These Words ..............................................................41 Ordinary Day ......................................................................................43
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II CITY POEMS...............................................................................45 The Quiet Street..................................................................................47 On a Bench in New York City............................................................48 The Street at the End of the Day.........................................................49 The Antique Frog Ashtray..................................................................50 The Native American Storyteller........................................................51 The Dew Droplet ................................................................................52 The Knitting Poet ...............................................................................54 The Lonely Moon ...............................................................................55 The Last Rose of Summer on the Windowsill ....................................56 The Snowman Behind the House .......................................................57 Woman Peering in a Café Window ....................................................58 As the Funeral Procession Passes By .................................................59 The Power of the Voice ......................................................................60 The Flâneur.........................................................................................61 Café La Estrella ..................................................................................62 Forever and Beyond ...........................................................................64 First Cry..............................................................................................65 The Autistic Child ..............................................................................66 The Forlorn Poet.................................................................................67 The Crossing.......................................................................................68 The Fading Flowers ............................................................................69 Apophtegm .........................................................................................70 End of the Road 1 ...............................................................................71 End of the Road 2 ...............................................................................72 The Sound of Independence ...............................................................73 In the Paris Metro ...............................................................................74 The Rabat Roundabout .......................................................................75 The Drum Has a Life of Its Own ........................................................76 Till the Last Sound Ceases to Exist ....................................................78 ICU .....................................................................................................79 The Show............................................................................................81 On Looking at a Sunset Painting ........................................................83 Snapshots............................................................................................84 O Lampedusa… O Distant Shores......................................................87 The Flower .........................................................................................89 Witnessing a Senior Moment at a Diner.............................................90 Ode to the Early Sun Ray ...................................................................91 Love....................................................................................................92 Just Hanging On Waiting for Things to Happen ................................93
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Some of these poems were first published inCELAAN Review[2013],Poetry Ink[2016 & 2017],Poetry & Resistance[2017],Philadelphia Says: Struggle for Freedom[2019], and 2019Featured Poets[2020]. The first nineteen poems have been published inThe Trace of a Smilea chapbook that shared first place at the 2018 Moonstone Chapbook Contest (Moonstone Press, December 2018).
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