85 Improvisations On One Smile

85 Improvisations On One Smile prose poem

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(1)
A smile is a butterfly just taking a break on a soldier’s helmet.

(2)
A smile is an ember emerging out from snow.

(3)
A smile is a children’s clothesline hung between two ears.

(4)
A smile is an angel’s photo in frames of wooden faces.

(5)
A smile is a merciful bullet in the corpse of cruelty.

(6)
A smile is plowing furrows in faces and planting two dimples.

(7)
A smile is a flock of white pigeons flying between two red crescents.

(8)
A smile is an unwritten, unspoken pardon.

(9)
A smile is a wolf giving up his tusks.

(10)
A smile is the travel of a roaming poet from window to window.

(11)
A smile is a love poem without rhyme.

(12)
A smile is the lips’ swing, hanging from a snow tree.

(13)
A smile is the sweet sleep of a lamb in Isaiah’s(1) bed.

(14)
A smile is the scattering of a heart into air.

(15)
A smile is a prophecy that can bear neither clergymen nor interpretations.

(16)
A smile is the two banks of a milky river.

(17)
A smile is daisy flower over a salt rock.

(18)
A smile is the fall of a heart upwards.

(19)
A smile is the carving of commandments on the soul terrain.

(20)
A smile is breaking darkness by a firefly chisel.

(21)
A smile is a lot of talk without talking.

(22)
A smile is the split of the sea over oysters.

(23)
A smile is a treasure invested to loosen crossed brows.

(24)
A smile is a silent music inscribed on white stones.

(25)
A smile is the secret door between two hearts.

(26)
A smile is God’s face on clay.

(27)
A smile is the victory of the jailed over the jailer.

(28)
A smile is the unrestrained painting in mummies shows.

(29)
A smile is the neigh of an almond tree among stony galaxies.

(30)
A smile is colored pencils on the charcoal streets.

(31)
A smile is the re-drawing of the maps of faces.

(32)
A smile without teeth is Christ’s loaf of bread.

(33)
A smile is the only candle at eyes caves.

(34)
A smile is heart’s windows looking at inner orchards.

(35)
A smile is a cease-fire without negotiations.

(36)
A morning smile is the joy of the rest of day.

(37)
A smile is a cluster of cherries over trees of hell.

(38)
A smile is a robe of roses over sand of deserts.

(39)
A smile is the shadow of a dove over a burning nest.

(40)
A smile is a flowering bough flying over the Flood.

(41)
A smile is an embrace of Spartacus(2) and Rome’s lion.

(42)
A smile is life’s mask in the kingdom of death.

(43)
A smile is the withdrawal of cheeks, so that a bride could pass through.

(44)
A smile is a comprehensive religion, without books.

(45)
A smile is a decorated bridle, haltering the jaws of the beast residing in us.

(46)
A politician’s smile is a cloak and dagger.

(47)
A bird’s smile is throbs of its wings.

(48)
An elephant’s smile is his ears making airscrews.

(49)
A cat’s smile is a Parisian kiss.

(50)
A dog’s kiss is the dance of a tale.

(51)
A dolphin’s smile is a jump to the sky.

(52)
A lion’s smile is the bow of his lofty forehead.

(53)
A poor man’s smile is a loaf of bread.

(54)
A smile in the UN quarters is a piece of dress.

(55)
A smile is a red berry over Eve’s nudity.

(56)
A smile is a tortoise beating a rabbit.

(57)
A smile is a little break on the circumference of a circle.

(58)
A smile is an open date and a postponed kiss.

(59)
A smile is a short holiday between two worries.

(60)
A smile is a silent echo of the unseen cry of joy.
(61)
A smile is a short flicker which lasts forever.

(62)
A smile is the only commodity not to be found in Hell.

(63)
When a smile becomes yellow, eyes wither.

(64)
A smile is an electric current without cables.

(65)
A hostess’ smile is a buckle of the lips.

(66)
A thief’s smile is a hole in the wall.

(67)
A murderer’s smile is fate’s irony.

(68)
A merchant’s smile is an expensive ticket.

(69)
A willow’s smile is a stab into a tear’s flank.

(70)
A smile at sunset is the preparation of a beautiful dream.

(71)
A smile before a match is a nail tightening morale.

(72)
A smile at a funeral is another death.

(73)
A smile is the victory over a hard rock by a drop of water.

(74)
A smile is Don Quixote’s horse at city of giants.

(75)
A smile is a colorful speech in universal language.

(76)
A smile at the moment of dying is a conciliation with the past.

(77)
A smile is pomegranate flower on time’s bomb.

(78)
A smile is a pendulum dancing in the clock of heart beats.

(79)
A smile is paradise’s lost apple and the key of the gate back.

(80)
A smile at jeopardy is improvising out of the text.

(81)
A smile in a bank is foreign currency.

(82)
A vague smile is writing on water.

(83)
A smile is the opening of a wound, so to heal other wounds.

(84)
A smile is a warm hug, without touch.

(85)
Here, every morning I leave my smile in my mirror and walk out.
____________________
Author’s notes:
1. Isaiah is a biblical prophet, believed to be vegetarian and calling for non-violence, where he hopes for a time when a lamb rests in the lap of the lion.
2. Spartacus, a gladiator, the leader of a slave rebellion against Rome’s oligarchy. It’s been told that he plucked a thorn up from a lion’s hand, then when he was supposed to be attacked by a lion during a show game, but fortunately it was the same lion, which licked Spartacus as a sign of friendship and gratitude.

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I am 58 years old, from eastern Galilee, Israel (Palestine). I studied English literature, psychology and Law at the Hebrew university (Jerusalem). In the last three years, I published three books of which is dedicated to prose poetry. You are invited to visit the Facebook page Shadows of Water, where I publish my prose poems I translate to English.
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