Snow on the Desert

Snow on the Desert

Carpe Diem #1299 Snow On The Desert

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)

blazing star
fame cannot defeat the call of death
hope turns to ash

~~~

snow on the mountain
man’s own foreshadowing
ephemeral flower

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