The One True Light

The One True Light

Carpe Diem #1313 The One True Light

And this I know: whether the one True Light,
Kindle to Love, or Wrath consume me quite,
One Glimpse of It within the Tavern caught
Better than in the Temple lost outright.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)


sunlight streaming
though the forest foliage
treasures revealed


Ball Game

Ball Game

The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and Noes,
But Right or Left as strikes the Player goes;
And He that toss’d Thee down into the Field,
He knows about it all – HE knows – HE knows!

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

all of us
tossed in the field of life
destiny or choice


without it’s death
a flower has no purpose
beauty not it’s fate

Earth’s First Clay

Earth’s First Clay

Carpe Diem #1309 Earth’s First Clay

With Earth’s first Clay They did the Last Man’s knead,
And then of the Last Harvest sowed the Seed:
Yea, the first Morning of Creation wrote
What the Last Dawn of Reckoning shall read.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)


from dust to ashes
we are formed and die
blown in the wind


scattered seed
enriching creation
new dawn

The Last Colorful Leaves

The Last Colorful Leaves

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #7 Tan Renga Challenge “the last colorful leaves”


deep silence
the shrill of cicadas
seeps into rocks                    © Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

autumn grass
bows in the setting sun     © Dolores Fegan


row upon row
of white birch
glisten in the sun              © Dolores Fegan

soft winter breeze cherishes
the last colorful leaves           © Chèvrefeuille