Photo: The Sassanian emperor Khosrow Parviz and the Armenian princess Shirin in a detail of a mid-16th century Herat miniature by Soltan Mohammad Noor illustrating a scene from the Khamseh (Quintet) of Nezami Ganjavi.
Khayyam, who stitched the tents of science,
Has fallen in grief’s furnace and been suddenly burned,
The shears of Fate have cut the tent ropes of his life,
And the broker of Hope has sold him for nothing!
Quote Source and Recommended Reading:
'The Rubayat of Omar Khayyam'
by Edward FitzGerald (Author)
One of the best-known, most often quoted English classics. Edward FitzGerald's free translation of skeptical, hedonistic verse attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1122), Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. The 5th edition incorporates FitzGerald's handwritten changes in the 4th edition, and is traditionally printed with the 1st edition. Notes explaining Persian names and unfamiliar terms.