Tag Archives: The Rubaiyat

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.,) Advertisements

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Rubaiyat#12 A School for Fools

“How sweet is mortal sovranty!”-think some: Others-“How blest the Paradise to come!” Ah, take the cash in hand and waive the rest; Oh the brave music of a distant drum! (Edward Fitzgerald translation) The illustration has been  withdrawn. Sorry-b

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Rubaiyat#5 By the Water

Iram indeed is gone with all its rose, And Jamshyd’s sev’n-ring’d cup where no one knows; But still the vine her ancient ruby yields. And still a garden by the water blows. (Edward Fitzgerald translation)

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Rubaiyat- #3 Before the Tavern

And as the cock crew, those who stood before The tavern shouted-“Open the door! You know how little while we have to stay And, once departed,may return no more.”

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The Illustrated Rubaiyat-incidental piece

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Quatrain#1 variation

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The Rubaiyat- quatrain#1 free translation

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