(sorry. the quatrain has been withdrawn. The amended version can be read in my book. http://www.lulu.com/shop/benny-thomas/rubāiyyāt-2014/paperback/product-21805897.html Illustrated paper back and ebook http://www.lulu.com/shop/benny-thomas/the-illustrated-omar-khayyam/paperback/product-21799136.html http://www.lulu.com/shop/benny-thomas/the-illustrated-omar-khayyam/ebook/product-21799421.html Advertisements
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.,)
Quatrain#44 Oh Love, in your deep embraces make heaven Of this earth, so shall peace on all reign: Through your eyes I see the sky, of the earth Held close as one along the horizon.