Poetry: Omar Khayyam

Poetry: Omar Khayyam

From the personal book collection of Mrs. Artin K. Shalian, an old family friend, I pulled out Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald and Illustrated by Edmund Dulac. There is no date on the book – but it may have been published around 1909 or so.

I love these old books that offer a message as though there were just yesterday written.

Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears
To-day of past Regrets and future fears …

Omar Khayyam, a Persian poet, mathematician, philosopher (18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) Continue reading