Thursday, June 23, 2011

the air of heaven


why, if the soul can fling the dust aside,
and naked on the air of heaven ride,
is't not a shame -- is't not a shame for him
so long in this clay suburb to abide?

omar khayam

11 comments:

Pauline said...

such an interesting question!

Your new header is stunningly beautiful.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love Omar Khayam from beginning to end.

Linda Sue said...

Thank you for this- I tend to forget those whom I have loved when i was young- I had to memorize the Rubaiyat
at one point and make a collage...how could one ever forget all of that? Thanks for the very sweet reminder, though I will forget again so do not hesitate to post more of Omar! Then I will send this very same response most likely because- I forget...

Dulce said...

astounding and deep thought

ellen abbott said...

every young woman's favorite romantic.

steven said...

pauline - hovering as i am on the edge of a small cities' rendering of suburbia . . . i can ask it as an informed question. steven

steven said...

weaver - the sufi poets are my home. steven

steven said...

linda sue - if i remember, i'll post more omar. can you remind me. steven

steven said...

dulce - well, sort of and then very much so. steven

steven said...

ellen - really?! steven

Liza Ursu said...

steven, you really modelled my clay with this quote. lol!
it is fantastic, thank you for sharing.