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Mondays with Khayyam> Lesson 10

Happy Monday everyone…

Wow, we are in double digits now and I am afraid, our Mondays with Khayyam shall soon come to an end.
You might be asking by now: What is Paradise like? Khayyam draws it up for us:
“Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, A book of Verse-and Thou”…

Mondays with Khayyam> Lesson 8
Poems & Quotes

Mondays with Khayyam> Lesson 8

Hello and Happy Monday!
Hard to believe we have spent eight Mondays with Khayyam. His message of today is simple:
Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,
Before we too into the Dust Descend;…

Mondays with Khayyam
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Mondays with Khayyam

As a young girl, I loved reading poetry, especially at the end of the day and before going to sleep. Somewhere, in the process of growing up and becoming a full-fledged adult, my poetry readings diminishes to what is now sadly- none at all. I miss it. I miss how reciting a favorite poem would carry me away to another place and time and leave me feeling inspired and uplifted.

When I was about 17, I saved my money to buy what was then a very expensive poetry book: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam with English and French translations and illustrations by the famous Iranian miniaturist, Hossein Behzad. When I took this precious book out of my library today, I noticed the year of publishing: 1949. Long time ago!


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