-By Linda Lee Lyberg
Desert sun melting
Hope springs forth from barren land
Parched land comes alive.
Linda Lee Lyberg
My response to Carpe Diem #1299 Snow on the Desert
This month CDHK is all about the beauty of quatrains created by Omar Khayyam, a 12th century Persian poet, The Rubaiyat. Today’s episode is called ‘Snow on the Desert’, taken from Quatrain XVI.
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)