The Sufistic quatrains of Omar Khayyam in definitive form Volume 32

9781130142587: The Sufistic quatrains of Omar Khayyam in definitive form Volume 32

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ... C. L. N. A. I. J. Line 4 is in metre 17. 68. 'Tis wrong, according to the strict Koran, To drink in Rajab, likewise in Sha'ban, God and the Prophet claim those months as theirs; Was Ramazan then made for thirsty man? 68. C. L. N. A. I. J. The point, of course, is that Ramazan is the Muhammadan Lent. 69. Now Ramazan is come, no wine must flow, Our simple pastimes we must now forego, The wine we have in store we must not drink, Nor on our mistresses one kiss bestow. 69. L. N. Does Sada mean the winter feast? 70. What is the world? A caravanserai, A pied pavilion of night and day; A feast whereat a thousand Jamshids sat, A couch whereon a thousand Bahrams lay. 70. Bl. C. L. N. A. I. J. Wamanda, «leavings." 71. Now that your roses bloom with flowers of bliss, To grasp your goblets be not so remiss; Drink while you may! Time is a treacherous foe, You may not see another day like this. 71. Bl. C. L. N. A. I. J. Bar bar « blooming, on the branch, i. e., you are still young. Bl. 2. Here in this palace, where Bahrain held sway, The wild roes drop their young, and tigers stray: And that great hunter king--ah! well-a-day! Now to the hunter death is fallen a prey. 73. Bl. C. L. N. A. I. J. Daro: see Bl., Pros. 11. 73 Down fall the tears from skies enwrapt in gloom, Without this drink, the flowers could never bloom( As now these flowerets yield delight to me, So shall my dust yield flowers,--God knows for whom. 73. Bl. C. L. N. A. I. J. In line 4 ta is the Kta i tajahul? meaning, «I do not know whether," "perhaps." Bl. 74. To-day is Friday, as the Moslem says, Drink then from bowls served up in quick relays; Suppose on common days you drink one bowl. To-day drink two, for 'tis the prince of days. 74. Bl. C. L. N. A. I. J. Friday is th...

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