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Paintings inspired by Verses of Omar Khayyam

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Omar Khayyam’s verse:

One Moment in Annihilation’s Waste,

One Moment, of the Well of Life to taste –

The Stars are setting, and the Caravan

Starts for the dawn of Nothing – Oh, make haste!

Painting: 17-38 (below)

Size: 24” x 36”

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Omar Khayyam’s verse:

The Grape that can with Logic absolute

The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute:

The subtle Alchemist that in a Trice

Life’s leaden Metal into Gold transmute.

Painting: 19-43 (below)

Size: 30” x 24”

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Omar Khayyam’s verse:

While the Rose blows along the River Brink,

With old Khayym the Ruby Vintage drink:

And when the Angel with his darker Draught

Draws up to thee – take that, and do not shrink.

Painting: 21-48 (below)

Size: 30” x 16”

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Omar Khayyam’s verse:

‘Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days

Where Destiny with Men for Pices plays:

Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,

And one by one back in the closet lays.

Painting: 22-49 (below)

Size: 36” x 36”

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Omar Khayyam’s verse:

And that inverted Bowl we call the Sky,

Whereunder crawling coop’t we live and die,

Lift not thy hands to It for help – for It

Rolls impotently on as Thou or I.

Painting: 24-52 (below)

Size: 24” x 30”

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