#Haiku: Nightingale

From Pinterest

Days of youth gone by

as nightingale bids farewell

roses fade and die


Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem #1314 The Nightingale

Here is the quatrain Chèvrefeuille has given us from The Rubaiyat:

Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose!
That Youth’s sweet-scented Manuscript should close!
The Nightingale that in the Branches sang,
Ah, whence, and whither flown again, who knows?

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

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