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The Illustrated Omar Khayyam

The second edition of the Illustrated Omar Khayyam is available. No change in the contents nor in the quality.  Who are interested to read my version can directly approach my press www. lulu.com and order. This second edition is priced … Continue reading

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Rubaiyat #40 Days of Wine and Roses

You know, my friends, how long since in my house For a  new marriage I did make carouse: Divorced old barren Reason from my bed, And took the Daughter of Vine to spouse. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-first edition) The illustration has … Continue reading

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Rubaiyat#20 Oh, For the cup of oblivion!

Ah, my beloved, fill the cup that clears Today of past regrets and future fears- Tomorrow?-why tomorrow I may be Myself with yesterday’s sev’n thousand years. (Edward Fitzgerald translation)

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Rubaiyat-Fifth ed- Quatrain#43

So when the Angel of the darker drink At last find you by the river-brink, And, offering his cup, invite your soul Forth to your lips to quaff-you shall not shrink. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-fifth edition)

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Rubaiyat#17 Dead as Dung

They say the Lion and the lizard keep The Courts where Jamshyd gloried and drank deep: Bahram, that great hunter- the wild ass Stamps o’er his head, and he lies fast asleep. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-first edition) The illustration has been … Continue reading

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Rubaiyat#51 The Moving Finger

The moving finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on; nor all thy piety nor wit Shall lure it to cancel half a line, Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-first edition)

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Rubaiyat#68- Vanity Fair

We are no other than a moving row Of Magic Shadow shapes that come and go Round with the sun-illumined lantern held In midnight by the Master of the Show. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-fifth edition)

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