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Quatrains 1 – 6
Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam: A Paraphrase From Several Literal Translations
(1901)

Omar Khayyam (1048-1131)
translated by Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)

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Omar Khayyam 1048 to 1131
Omar Khayyam
1048-1131


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Omar Khayyam
Persian Wine Poetry


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The wine poems from the translations of both FitzGerald and Le Gallienne are listed below in the order in which the [numbered quatrains] appear in their respective books.  

translations by Edward FitzGerald:
A/V
Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring  [7 & 8]
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough  [12]
Ah my beloved fill the cup that clears  [21-24]
And not a drop that from our Cups we throw [39-43]
Waste not your Hour, nor in the vain pursuit  [54-56]
And lately, by the Tavern Door agape  [58-64]
Yesterday This Day's Madness did prepare  [74-77]
Indeed the Idols I have loved so long  [93-95]
Yon rising Moon that looks for us again  [100 & 101]

translations by Richard Le Gallienne: A/V
Wake! for the sun, the shepherd of the sky  [1-6]
Within the haunted wine-cup  [9/10]
There are no sorrows wine cannot allay  [14-17]
Whether you would abide  [24-27]
Art thou aweary, friend [28-32]
Yea! what is man  [63/64]
So I be written in the Book of Love  [88-97]

What purpose think you has the Saki there [126/127]
... cup in hand among the flowers  [136-140]
Write it in wine upon a rose-leaved scroll  [145-148]
Nay! think no more, but grip the slender waist [169/170]
Here is the creed of Omar [177/178]
My days are filled with wonder and with wine [182-185]
And what should pious Khayyam have to do [210-215]
So great a brightness is the soul of wine  [220-225]
The sixtieth cup makes me so wise with wine  [227-232]
The Book of Joy  [238-240]
Love, before death comes to make our bed  [252-258]


Imitations and Tributes to Khayyam & FitzGerald
An Altar Boy's Lament by S. H. Bass
In A Copy Of FitzGerald's "Omar" by Richard Le Gallienne
Omar Khayyam by Richard Le Gallienne
The New Omar by G. K. Chesterton


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Wake! for the sun, the shepherd of the sky
Omar Khayyam (1048-1131)
translated by Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)

Wake! for the sun, the shepherd of the sky.
Has penned the stars within their fold on high,
And, shaking darkness from his mighty limbs
Scatters the daylight from his burning eye.

In Heaven's blue bowl the wine of morning brims,
A little cloud, a rose-leaf, in it swims,
The thirsty earth drinks morning from a bowl
Whose sides are space and crusted stars its rims.

Yea! 'tis the morn! and like a morning star
The Sultan's palace glitters from afar,
No false mirage of morning, phantom-fair.
But blue-eyed day throned on his diamond car.

Awake! my soul, and haste betimes to drink.
This sun that rises all too soon shall sink, –
Come, come, O vintner, ope thy drowsy door!
We die of thirst upon the fountain's brink.

Poor homeless men that have no other home.
Unto the wine-shop early are we come,
Since darkling dawn have we been waiting here.
Waiting and waiting for the day to come.

For some have love, some gold, and some have fame.
But we have nothing, least of all a name,
Nothing but wine, yet ah! how much to say.
Nothing but wine – yet happy all the same.


Quatrains 1 – 6 from The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam: A Paraphrase From Several Literal Translations (1901)

Le Gallienne's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam


OMAR KHAYYAM at Amazon:

 
                              
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam          The Wine of Wisdom:
Edward FitzGerald (Author)                  The Life, Poetry and Philosophy
Edmund Sullivan (Illustrator)                  of Omar Khayyam
Thomas C. Myers Jr. (Editor)                 by Mehdi Aminrazavi


 
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