Monthly Archives: October 2012

Quatrain #35: Nature’s lesson

From the loam of ignoble earth grows fecund Green shoots bear no ill -will but are jocund: ‘We draw the liquid sunbeams from heaven And leave the sad old earth as it is found’. benny Advertisements

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Envoi: rose and the thorn

“You mixed thousand scents and in one rose Your lovely hand held out: sweet memories! Love , you made death dizzy with dreams of life: Death beguil’d me as that thorn of the rose. “ benny

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Quatrain#29- Falling off

Variation:

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Omar Khayyam illustration

Life I set on throne with wisdom high and It ensnared me into shifting sand; By precepts bound Drink was my lifesaver, ‘Take me on trust, live for the day’, she said. benny- free translation #76a

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The Rubaiyat- Illustration-1993

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Omar Khayyam- Illustration for Quatrain#38-First ed.

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Omar Khayyam-The Rubaiyat illustration

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