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THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM TRANSLATED BY EDWARD FITZGERALD

Hark! Who goes there? Ah, ‘tis Death, our familiar foe,

Who comes, and takes, before we art yet ready to go.

How unerring thy compass; yet how blind thine eyes… 389 more words

Books

"Feckless Friday" ruba'iyat

This is not what Friday was meant to be;
events conspire to render me
helpless — stroke by stroke of ticking span
I fear that I will not break free. 91 more words

Poetry

See the Heat on Grape Bunches with IR Thermography

Recently I purchased a VT02 Visual IR Thermometer for use on grapes and grapevines.  This instrument has been used in various studies, mainly those addressing irrigation scheduling, stomatal conductance, and other water-related issues.   318 more words

Muscadines/Grapes

Al-Ma'arri - The Great Poet

O fools, awake! The rites you sacred hold
Are but a cheat contrived by men of old,
Who lusted after wealth and gained their lust… 134 more words

Philosophy

The worldly hopes men set their hearts upon,

Turns ashes or it prospers and anon,

Like snow upon the desert’s dusty face,

Lightening an hour or two its gone!

~Omar Khayyam~

Poetry

The Potter, Vessel, and The Wine

I came upon a painting by well known artist Bernard Hall, however it was not the image that struck me but the accompanying explanation. In it, it explained that Hall had been influenced by an 11th C AD Persian man… 171 more words

Personal Favorites 6: The Rubaiyat!

I have discovered that Asian and Middle Eastern forms work much better in their original languages. However, making attempts in the less beautiful English to write them well is a good exercise. 231 more words

Poetry