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Omar Khyyam

OMAR KHAYYAM

LINES FROM THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly – and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing.


Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام) The Rubáiyát (Arabic: رباعیات) is a collection of poems, originally written in the Persian language and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to the Persian mathematician and astronomer Omar Khayyám (1048 – 1123). “Rubaiyat” (derived from the Arabic root word for 4) means “quatrains”: verses of four lines.