Monday, July 6, 2015

Writing on Net is Intoxicating like the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam wrote of Wine, Women, love: I say Good Coffee, My I-Pad and all is Fine.

 The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is a collection of verses written in the 12th century in Iran. The word Rubaiyat is derived from the word Rubaiya, meaning a 4 line quatrain. Omar Khayyam wrote these verses and extolled the virtues of wine, women and love. This despite living in an Islamic and puritan atmosphere. The verses were translated by George Fitzgerald and are an absolute delight. Reading these verses is an excellent way to pass the time.

But in case you have read the verses many times I have another excellent method to pass the time. All you need is an I-pad and a lovely chair in a garden and a hot cup of coffee and then you just log in to the net and get going. You can spend a wondrous hour or two reading posts, commenting and posting your thoughts. As you interact with others, the effect is like the quatrain of the Rubaiyat. Its heady stuff and lo the time passes like a dream.

All credit to the men  who thought of such a fine pas time like the internet. Its heady stuff and matches the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Do you agree?