it is not empty clay, chips and cracks together traces of river Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Wikipedia 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 […]
blue flowers trickle in a dried-up riverbed secret well of life Kim M. Russell My response to Carpe Diem #1306 The Secret Well of Life Today’s episode is called ‘The Secret Well of Life’. Then to this earthen Bowl did I adjourn My Lip the secret Well of Life to learn: And Lip to Lip […]
beyond the locked door secrets of the universe curiosity Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1305 No Key In this new episode of our Rubaiyat Haiku Kai, we have reached Quatrain XXXII, the sequel to yesterday’s quatrain, which Chèvrefeuille has called ‘No Key’. There was a Door to which I found no […]
rising at the gate winter sun spreads little warmth sharing its wisdom Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1304 The Seventh Gate Chèvrefeuille tells us that, as he was reading the Rubaiyat, there were several quatrains he didn’t understand, which sounded magical and mysterious. Today’s Quatrain XXXI is such a quatrain: […]
red poppies linger promise of oblivion or red remembrance Kim M. Russell, 2017 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 […]
grape blood fills the cup numbing the soul to sorrow until tomorrow Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1232 past regrets and future fears Today we are working with a quatrain in which one of the themes of The Rubaiyat recurs: wine and the drinking of wine.
on the riverbank memories of lovers past echoes of kisses Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1301 River’s Lip Yesterday Chèvrefeuille gave us ‘The Rose’, which I thought was quatrain XX1V of the Rubaiyat, but which he has numbered XVIII. He also promised today”s quatrain that makes ‘The Rose’ complete.