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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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Quatrain#27 wisdom, oh vanity!

The clever tricks of the trade, you have them, Learn’d as by rote and where will you hide them? If you have come empty of wit and art Know you shall lose none when you pass the gate. benny

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The Rubaiyat-the sun

Time is swift in unwinding man’s labors And eons pass before the Eye closes at last: Seek not any man’s fame among the cold things Even as the Sun shall crumble to dust.  benny

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Quatrain #18 In and Out

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Quatrain#12 Evanescence

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