Monthly Archives: November 2014

A New Quatrain: The Ever Present One

Run not after the hubbub of the mob: Heed they not the Presence, that is the rub. Seek they instead paradise of their own From which whatever they may freely grab. Irony of those who dare not live NOW but … Continue reading

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Analysis of Quatrain #38 The Illustrated Omar Khayyam

I repent the dream I lost in Time’s womb; Perchance Life hides from me a dream to plumb: Not satiated with the dream to come Nor what on my skull in cipher writ: Tomb. Every life as an idea. It … Continue reading

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Omar Khayyam Illustration-pen drawing/

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New illustrated version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Benny Thomas

Originally posted on Omar Khayyam Rubaiyat:
Benny Thomas is an architect, author, artist, and epigramist based in the Netherlands. For several years he has been working on a new English version, with illustrations, of quatrains from the Rubaiyat of Omar…

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Quatrain: Feast of Life

…and
 asked me to your feast
 but punish me if
 i enjoy myself what tyranny is this?-Rumi You say ‘Touch not, Taste not, it must be so.’ Life has spread this feast: why must it be so That I deny … Continue reading

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Rubaiyat: Love the Ever Present

why be a worshiper of the dead
/think of me as present 
/come and make up now-Rumi The world would rather make up with the dead By fulsome praises cover they their deed. Why be a worshiper of the dead, Love? … Continue reading

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Analysis of Quatrain #255 The Illustrated Omar Khayyam

The tree kiss’d the Sun with ten thousand eyes  And in thousand fraction I see through leaves: How in vain sects limit the Perfect One With creeds and narrow sense rob his essence? Analysis: The leaves are the eyes which … Continue reading

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