The Moving Finger writes..

Perhaps the most celebrated verse of Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat,
Which is effortless and sincere, which expresses the reality and consequences of life.


The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it

Omar Khayyam


1 Response to “The Moving Finger writes..”

  1. November 27, 2007 at 3:41 am

    khayyam was first and foremost a mathematician (http://jwilson.coe.uga.edu/emt669/Student.Folders/Jones.June/omar/omarpaper.html), a scientist, an astronomer (http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/islam/learning/khayyam.html) and a philosopher. Being a poet (http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/246) was the last and least important of his accolades but i guess only matters of heart (his poetry) can survive ten centuries…

    It’s early dawn, my love, open your eyes and arise
    Gently imbibing and playing the lyre;
    For those who are here will not tarry long,
    And those who are gone will not return.

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