November 16th, 2015

Golden Hair

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám: First and Fifth Editions by Edward FitzGerald

The famous translation.  It can be interesting to compare the editions' differences.

Short poems tending to love of wine, cynicism, <I>carpe diem</I> and fatalism.  Can be very beautiful.