Poetry: The Gardener by Rabindranath Tagore
Poetry

Poetry: The Gardener by Rabindranath Tagore

From Mrs. Shalian’s shelf comes another poetry wonder, printed over a hundred years ago and yet whispered as though yesterday. In our search for the future, how can we move forward without knowing the past.

Tagore in The Gardener writes,

“Who are you, reader, reading my poems an hundred years hence?
I cannot send you one single flower from this wealth of the spring, one single streak of gold from yonder clouds. … ”
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Poetry: Omar Khayyam
Poetry

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