Omar Khayyam

(1048–1131 / Nishapur / Iran)

Omar Khayyam Poems

1. The Shears Of Fate 3/2/2015
2. Come Fill The Cup 11/22/2014
3. For Some We Loved 11/21/2014
4. The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam 1/3/2003
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The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam

<i>Translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald</i>

I.
Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light.

II.
Dreaming when Dawn's Left Hand was in the Sky
I heard a voice within the Tavern cry,
'Awake, my Little ones, and fill the Cup
Before Life's Liquor in its Cup be dry.'

III.
And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before
The Tavern shouted - 'Open then the Door!
You know how little while we ...

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