Raindrops

thirsty for knowledge spring raindrops bounce off our tongues pearls of wisdom Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1182 drop of rain In the last regular episode of CDHK’s exploration of Persian poetry, ‘praise to the emptiness’ Chèvrefeuille has shared a poem by Saadi The Pearl and the […]

Night Flight

leaving the runway lights above and lights below penetrating night Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1180 departure Today Chèvrefeuille has written about spiritual growth and the ‘time of Aquarius’, which he has linked to Persian poetry and the theme for this month: ‘praise to the emptiness’.  He […]

Spring Arises

fresh young shoots arise crumbling winter’s iron earth bursting into spring Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1179 Arise In this episode, Chèvrefeuille has introduced us to a well known nineteenth century Persian poetess, Tahirih: Arise  O slumbering one, the beloved has arrived, arise! Brush off the dust of sleep and self, […]

No Words

in a starry sky a silent display of light heavenly language Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1174 silence Chèvrefeuille says today’s poem is a difficult one to understand: Silence Nothing is better for an ignorant man than silence, and if he were to consider it to be suitable, he would not […]