Red Rose

how to grow a rose
so red it burns winter ice
feed it bones and blood

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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My response to Carpe Diem #1300 The Rose

Today we have the first of two quatrains from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam which Chèvrefeuille thinks cannot be read apart, quatrain XXIV:

I sometimes think that never blows so red
The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled;
That every Hyacinth the Garden wears
Dropt in its Lap from some once lovely Head.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

 

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