Spring exhales new life
Trees bloom by the Hand of God
The Rubaiyat (4th verse)
Now the New Year reviving old Desires,
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires,
Where the WHITE HAND OF MOSES on the Bough
Puts out, and Jesus from the Ground suspires.
© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)
This is from the 4th verse of “The Rubaiyat” by Omar Khayyam.
The verses have both Christian and Muslim undertones.