Omar Khayyam (1040-1131) Whether at Naishapur…….

Omar Khayyam (1040-1134) a Mathematician, a philosopher, scholar of Islam, a Sufi and a poet was born in Naishapur in Iran. His Rubaiyat e Omar Khayyam were  translated by Edward Fitzgerald in the 1880s.

Here is a selection from his Rubaiyat.

Whether at Naishapur or Babylon,
Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run,
The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop,
The Leaves of Life keeps falling one by one.