Posts Tagged ‘The Rubaiyat’
Posted in poetry, tagged art, death, Edward Fitzgerald, falsehood, free translation, gulf of separation, Omar Khayyam, poetry, Prophets, quatrains, The Rubaiyat, Truth on July 26, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Some tales with much moral add’d to lend weight
Prophets have told us: such is their bless’d state
We took it gospel truth: They are all dead.
None returns after he has pass’d the gate.
Divine Will- the Inner Eye
Life of the senses has spread the feast sure
Each takes his fill and thinks the world as fair:
But in death earth has her treasures laid out
True heirs we are, bereft of senses there.
“Under God’s benign eye we may see His rich treasures through His eyes. What makes any one think his eyes are better than that of his maker?” b
Posted in poetry, tagged Benny Thomas, Edward Fitzgerald, free translation, illustated Omar Khayyam, mysticism, Omar Khayyam, omarikhayyamdotcom.wordpress.com, poetry, The Rubaiyat, watercolor on March 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in poetry, tagged Benny Thomas, Edward Fitzgerald, medieval poetry, mystic, oem, Omar Khayyam, Persian poetry, philosophy, quatrain, The Rubaiyat, translation on July 2, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Here below I am giving two versions of the Edward Fitzgerald translation.
First the original followed wih a free translation and the last in traditional rhyme pattern AABA.
#40 quartrain( Fifth ed.)
As then the Tulip for her morning sup
Of Heav’nly vintage from the soil looks up,
Do you devoutly do the like,till Heav’n
To Earth invert you-like an empty cup.
Even as the rose drinks deep mists of vintage
Celestial to raise drooping spirit upwards;
Likewise attend to wine from grapes pressed
Till from Heaven your mouth is stopped.
Morning mists tend a tulip to buck up
From her sleep as wine keeps our spirits up.
Think that death will let us keep ours intact?
All that we held on is for worms to sup.
Omar Khayyam’s Rubáiyát
Arise! For morning has knocked the night-
Out like nine pins and out of sight, it’s plain.
And Lo! Each one is out to make the most,
The Game of Life starts anew: place your bets!