All in

size: 50 x 50 cm, Montreal 2015

ماییم و می و مطرب و این کنج خراب
جان و دل و جام و جامه در رهن شراب

Ah! Us and the wine and the dancers and this poor corner..
Bartered all clothes, belongings, heart, and our soul for another shot of the drink!

Ah! Nous, le vin, les danseuses et ce coin en ruine..
Troquons tous nos vêtements, nos biens, notre coeur et notre âme pour une autre gorgée de ce breuvage!

poem by

Omar Khayyam 1048–1131 [wikipedia]

a bit of context

He was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet, who is widely considered to be one of the most influential scientists of the middle ages. He is the author of one of the most important treatises on algebrawritten before modern times, the Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra (1070). He also contributed to a calendar reform.

Ironically, FitzGerald’s translations reintroduced Khayyám to Iranians “who had long ignored the Neishapouri poet”.

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