Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Omar Khayyam

Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer, Omar Khayyam, was born on the 18th May 1048.
One of the best known quatrains of his Rubaiyat is one of the most beautiful love poems ever written and often quoted.:

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse    -   and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness  -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.


  1. It was the 961st birthday of Omar Khayyam and it is a holiday in his home town of Neyshabour. They have a beautiful monument for him there, look at Meead’s blog, he has a photo of it: http://portlanddailyphotos.blogspot.com/2009/05/961st-birthday-anniversary-of-omar.html.

  2. Thank you so much for this post, your visit and comment. This poem is really beautiful.

  3. That was a wonderful find for this date! and I love the wild billowy sky with the shades of blue to accompany it!


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