the rubáiyát







the rubáiyát


A poem by the twelfth-century Persian poet Omar Khayyam. This is the poem’s best-known stanza, in a celebrated translation by Edward FitzGerald: A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread — and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness — Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow [enough]!

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