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)

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sunlight streaming
though the forest foliage
treasures revealed

 

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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

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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

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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

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

soft winter breeze cherishes
the last colorful leaves           © Chèvrefeuille