This earthen vessel

Once filled with love and laughter

Echoes a life lived

©Vivian Zems

Carpe Diem #1307 The Vessel

Inspired by this quatrain :

I think the Vessel, that with fugitive
Articulation answered, once did live,
And merry-make; and the cold Lip I kiss’d
How many Kisses might it take – and give !

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)