Happy Monday to all!

Khayyam’s advise of the day is to let go of the superficial and therefore, be free to enrich and enlighten our Souls. We all have it in us to be great. Khayyam is encouraging us to recognize our potentials and strive to be the best we can be.

Rubaiyat (Quatrain Poem) in Farsi (in my handwriting), followed by Fitzgerald’s rendering. The illustration is by Hossein Behzad.

Fitzgerald’s Rendering

Why, if the Soul can fling the Dust aside,

And naked on the Air of Heaven ride,

Were’t not a Shame – were’it not a Shame for him

In this clay carcass crippled to abide?

Read Slowly, Reflect Deeply, Enjoy Immensely

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