Visual poetry

December 21, 2013

“It is said that paradise with virgins is delightful, I find only the juice of the grape enchanting! Take this penny and the let go of a promised treasure, because the war drum sound is exhilarating only from a distance.” — Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), Iranian polymath and poet

The above is an example of a Ruba’i, a traditional Persian form of quatrain poetry. I find it beautiful on so many levels.

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