Friday, March 9, 2012

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, otherwise known as arguably the most famous poem ever (I don't really get most poetry, so this was new to me), is an epic Persian poem written by Khayyam himself around 800 years ago. Historical details aside, I recently came upon this poem in the form of a precious little old book in a market nearby. Even though a quick picture google will come up with some amazing looking published versions of this poem, I love this little book - the orient-inspired lettering is special, the size and format of the publication is perfect and the layouts are neat. It was printed sometime before 1921 in Edinburgh and was purchased for or given to someone as a Christmas gift.

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