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Date Added: 2003-10-24

Translator: Edward Fitzgerald


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By Tony on July 23, 2010

In my young pub crawling days I used to carry a pocket copy because of its frequent reference to 'The Grape'. That was long ago and there is much more to the poem than that, it contains some of the finest couplets in the english language. And like all great poetry it has at its heart a sad bewailing of the passing of time. It also consoles the readers telling them not to worry but make the most of life; we are all in the same boat. Above all it is honest it does not try to hide the hard questions of life but faces them. When you read it you feel a comradeship with Omar Khayyam.

By Maggi Carstairs on July 18, 2007

This was one of my Mother's favorites, and I grew up with many of the verses quoted to me by my Mother, who knew much of it by heart...

Coming again as an adult, again I see the wisdom and beauty in the lines that that are here. The thoughts are gentle and has a beauty that lends to visualization of the lines...each a complete thought and picture.

Read for meditation, for discussion and also for the sheer beauty of the words that are so easy to understand...and yet so very perceptive and beautiful.