Chèvrefeuille has introduced us to
“The Rubaiyat” by Omar Khayyam, a Persian (nowdays Iranian) poet and  scholar. Omar_Khayyam_Profile
Here’s the first quatrain of “The Rubaiyat”: Translated by Edward FitzGerald.

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.

Another translation :
Wake! For the Sun, who scattered into flight
The Stars before him from the Field of Night,
Drives Night along with them from Heaven, and strikes
The Sultan’s Turret with a Shaft of Light.

My haiku today is inspired by both translations of this quatrain.

Early morning sun
Banishes night’s darkened cloak
Life gifted again

©Vivian Zems

Carpe  Diem #1295

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