The Vessel

it is not empty
clay, chips and cracks together
traces of river

Kim M. Russell, 2017

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My response to Carpe Diem #1307 The Vessel

Today’s quatrain from the Rubaiyat is the sequel to the previous one:

I think the Vessel, that with fugitive
Articulation answered, once did live,
And merry-make; and the cold Lip I kiss’d
How many Kisses might it take – and give !

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

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