Rubai of Light

The moon is a balloon that fills the night which bursts with stars and constellations bright, reminding late night lovers of the dawn whose fingers shatter dreams with early light. Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar: Variations on the Rubaiyat This week our host for Meeting the Bar […]

Night Music

bubbling memory breaks night’s deafening silence a nightingale’s song Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1314 The Nightingale After being away due to illness, I’ve come back to the particularly lovely quatrain 72 from The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam: Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose! That Youth’s sweet-scented Manuscript should […]