The Rubaiyat of Omar Khyayyam
Here is a truly classical piece of verse, it is the beautiful Persian poetry of the 11th Century as written by the astronomer and poet Omar Khyayyam. If you have read it before, you will no doubt recall many of the lines as you go back to them. If you are new to the Rubaiyat, take your time and linger over the words and you will see that almost a thousand years after they were written, they are still relevant today.
The translation of the original work is by Edward Fitzgerald.
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