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.
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)
© Chèvrefeuille (experimental haiku)
Here is my attempt:
in star flight
pink lights the skies of dawn
Hunter of the East