Seed of Wisdom

red poppies linger
promise of oblivion
or red remembrance

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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888,246 ceramic poppies Tower of London Remembrance Day found on designbloom.com

My response to Carpe Diem #1233 Seed of Wisdom

I’ve just returned to the Rubaiyat after being ill for a few days and we have leapt to Quatrain XXVIII. Today’s episode is called ‘seed of wisdom’.

With them the seed of Wisdom did I sow,
And with mine own hand wrought to make it grow;
And this was all the Harvest that I reap’d–
“I came like Water, and like Wind I go.”

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

 

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