starlight flight

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1295 Bowl of Night
This month is titled “Rubaiyat, Another Way” and it is all about “The Rubaiyat” by Omar Khayyam, a Persian (nowdays Iranian) poet and scholar. However this month it’s mostly about his “The Rubaiyat”, a compilation of quatrains. By the way “rubaiyat” means quatrain.

the sleeve of night

The Sleeve of Night, Edmund Dulac

Here is the first quatrain of “The Rubaiyat”:

AWAKE! For Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. Fitzgerald)

at sunrise
stars disappear
alive again

© Chèvrefeuille (experimental haiku)

Here is my attempt:

in star flight
pink lights the skies of dawn
Hunter of the East

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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