Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Dodo Press) - Omar Khayyám, Edward FitzGerald

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 wash out a Word of it.

Khayyam struck me as a man with a love-hate relationship with the old vino, which sort of implies that perhaps he wasn’t the strictest Muslim. I wonder if that was a such terrible thing 900 years ago when he was alive.


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