From Rubayat of Omar Khayyam (1048-1131)

A selection from the work of Omar Khayyam a Polymath.  He was a  philosopher, mathematician, a scholar of Islam, a Sufi and a poet. He was born in 1048 and died in 1131 at an age of 83. Here is a sample of his poetry.

Of knowledge naught remained I did not know,

Of secrets, scarcely any, high or low;

All day and night for three score and twelve years,

I pondered, just to learn that naught I know.

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