Time Runs Backward After Death

by Robert Bly b. 1926 Minnesota Samson, grinding bread for widows and orphans, Forgets he is wronged, and the answers The Philistines wrangled out of him go back Into the lion. The bitter and the sweet marry. He himself wronged the lion. Now the wheat Caresses the wind with its wifely tail; the donkey RunsContinue reading “Time Runs Backward After Death”

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Omar Khayyam 1048-1131 trans. by Edward Fitzgerald 1859 I. 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. II. Dreaming when Dawn’s Left Hand was in the SkyContinue reading “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”