Pictured is a copy of the 'Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam".
Translated from the original by Edward Fitzgerald in 1859.
'A flask of Wine, a Book of
Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the
And Wilderness is Paradise
I mean, swoon right? I reckon he 'Out Bard's' Shakespeare!
Omar Khayyam was a Persian Poet, Astronomer, Scientist and Mathematician who lived in the late 11th and early 12th century.
He is responsible for a vast body of 'Rubaiyat' (quatrains), his work is both brooding, romantic and spiritual.
I am the proud owner of the lovely little book pictured above, books can be treasures too!