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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#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#100 Yon Rising Moon Witnesseth

Yon rising moon that looks for us again- How oft hereafter will she wax and wane; How oft hereafter rising look for us Through this same garden-and for one in vain! (Edward Fitzgerald translation-fifth edition)

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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#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#53-Fifth edition What’ll You when Unmade?

But if in vain, down on the stubborn floor Of Earth, and up to Heav’n’s unopening door, You gaze today, while you are you-how then Tomorrow, you when shall you be no more? (Edward Fitzgerald translation-fifth edition)

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Rubaiyat#52 Inverted Bowl

And that inverted bowl we call the sky, Whereunder crawling coop’t we live and die, Lift not thy hands to it for help-for it Rolls impotently on as Thou or I. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-first ed.,)

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