Tag Archives: Persian poetry

Past and Present : A Rubai’yat

Roses, crushed roses in runlets fallen Ghosts of past,- and nothing of attar remain; Tears run unabashed along fair cheeks Dipped from an inkwell of heart that is plain. benny Advertisements

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A Quatrain analysed from Book VI

Book- VI The Tavern “In this goblet of wine tears of all dead Come to surface each sad thought left unsaid: Among knots of men I sit alone with drink And memories sink to the depths like lead.” Why do … Continue reading

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Quatrain# 110 Eternal Light

Quatrain#110 Primus inter Pares Aeternum From that primeval depth the broth murmurs ‘Oh live and learn but not from these vapors. As to why life ascends upward seeking, Or for light eternal, first ride the hearse!’ benny

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Quatrain # 24 gilding the lily

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Quatrain #26 Cosmic Consciousness

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Quatrain #25 Endless cycle

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Quatrain # 21 Oh this corrupt flesh!

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