Omar Khayyam lived in between the year 1048 to 1125. Omar Khayyam was the mathematician and astronomer who is more famous as Persian poet, his collection of poetry in four-line stanzas called rubaiyats (quatrains) has earned such acclaim that it has been translated into many languages. In particularly, Edwards Fitzgerald’s translations of some of his quatrains published as the rubaiyats made his well known throughout the English speaking world, though it should be clarified that Omar Khayyam was a mystic, not an epicurean and wineimbiber as Fitzgerald attempted to show. The wine he mentioned in his poetry is purely symbolic of the Shabd or Word.
06 Oct 2013
The moving finger writes; and having writ,
Moves On: nor all thy piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line
Nor all thy tears ws out a word of it.