fire of life

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is featuring quatrains from The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam with extensive background and interpretive suggestions.   Fire of Spring, quatrain 7, is featured in Episode #1298:

Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly – and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

My responses:

flock wings up
from a web of barren boughs
sparks of winter


now night falls,
engulfing short days,
quenching a
frozen sun,
I recall this life is spring–
fire blazes still


©2017 Ontheland

Shadorma November

7 thoughts on “fire of life

    1. Thank you very much Denis…at first glance I thought your comment was to be about “going off the deep end” ;)(different meaning)—not sure if that expression, meaning going crazy, is used in your locale (?) (please excuse my morning ramblings)


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