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© 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

7 thoughts on “ephemeral

    1. Thank you. I was slightly concerned that the ice cream theme would seem frivolous but as a child getting one was a major event and an early experience of impermanence…


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