Ruba’i*: The Poet, the Page and the Word in whichever Order?
The poet en face the page: unwritten words come to head
Words await tongues to be formed for poems to be read
Heavenly bodies stretch out seeking caravanserai
En route to gauge the extent of the ruba’i’s ruby red!
• ruba’i (plural: ruba’iyat): 11th-12th century Persian self-contained
quatrain of 14 syllables rhyming aaba made popular in the West through
Edward Fitzgerald’s 1859 translations titled: The Ruba’iyat of Omar Khayyam
© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2013