Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar KhayyamRubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I originally read this in high school and have not ventured back since then. It is in many ways a long plea for carpe diem and a kind of “To His Coy Mistress” seduction song, with the mistress being both a woman and wine. I was reminded of the number of common expressions which came from this poem. One I did not recall, but admire is:

“The Stars are setting and the Caravan/Starts for the Dawn of Nothing…”

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