Tuesday, May 09, 2017

R for Rubaiyat

ABC Wednesday
May 8th, 2017

The letter is R for The Rubaiyat

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
is the title that
Edward Fitzgerald
gave to his translation of a selection
of poetry originally 
written in Persian
and numbering about a thousand verses
attributed to Omar Khayyam (1048-1131)
a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer

And here are a few of the lovely verses you will find
in the first few pages of the book.

Lo, some we loved, the loveliest and best
The Time and Fate of all their Vintage prest
Have drunk their Cup a Round or two before,
And one by one crept silently to Rest.

Remember that the Moving Finger
does move on ........

and although Omar Khayyam would be
much more passionate about it,
still it is my reason d'etre
for DaybyDay

More Rs here at ABC Wednesday,
with thanks to all who work so diligently
to make this meme so interesting
and widespread.