Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at a new episode of our Haiku Kai. This month it's all about "The Rubaiyat" by Omar Khayyam, a compilation of quatrains written by this renown Persian poet and scholar.
Yesterday I shared "The Rose" with you, a beautiful quatrain, but I also promised you a quatrain that makes "The Rose" complete. Yesterday's quatrain was verse 18 of "The Rubaiyat" and today's verse is quatrain 19. This quatrain concludes these two days.
Let me share the 19th verse of "The Rubaiyat" with you first:
And this delightful Herb whose tender Green
Fledges the River's Lip on which we lean –
Ah, lean upon it lightly! for who knows
From what once lovely Lip it springs unseen!
|leaves of green
|Cover of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass"
hyacinths, grasses and other herbs
kisses of life