ephemeral

« The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon
Turns Ashes – or it prospers; and anon,
Like Snow upon the Desert’s dusty Face
Lighting a little Hour or two – is gone »

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald) from The Rubaiyat

Two haiku for Carpe Diem’s Rubaiyat, Another Way:

triumphs fade
caught by my mitten
a snowflake melts

~

ice cream cone
every lick a pleasure
so fleeting

~

©2017 Ontheland

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