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Quatrains 169 & 170
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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Notes:
Metaphor alert!!  The "daughter of the vine" is a glass of wine!

Richard Le Gallienne (translator) also provides us with translations of Hafiz, as well as  his own wine poems here at vintagewinepoems.com
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Omar Khayyam
Persian Wine Poetry


more Omar Khayyam at vintagewinepoems.com
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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Nay! think no more, but grip the slender waist
Omar Khayyam (1048-1131)
translated by Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947)

Nay! think no more, but grip the slender waist
Of her whose kisses leave no bitter taste,
Reason's a hag, and love a painted jade,-
Come, daughter of the vine, dear and disgraced.

Tis a wild wife, but sweet, my saintly brother,
Nor in this sour world know I such another;
Sweet but forbidden – yet who would not prefer
The wanton daughter to the lawful mother?


Quatrains 169 & 170 from 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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