Niroot Puttapipat, illustration for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Folio Society, Quatrain 52 : 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.

"Tis all a checkerboard of nights and days, Where fate with men for pieces play, Hirher and thither and mates and slays, And one by one back in the closet lays." Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. - Illustration by Niroot Puttapipat from the Folio limited edition.

Niroot Puttapipat for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - this illustrator takes my breath away. Sesquicentenary edition of Edward FitzGerald's translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, published by the Folio Society, November, 2009, and limited to 1,000 copies

Niroot Puttapipat for Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - this illustrator takes my breath away. Sesquicentenary edition of Edward FitzGerald's translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, published by the Folio Society, November, and limited to copies

Edmund Dulac illustration in Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Crossett Library Bennington College on Flickr.  Illustration by Edmund Dulac in Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Omar Khayyám. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. London: Hodder & Stoughton

Edmund Dulac illustration in Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám by Crossett Library Bennington College

Omar Khayyám Born in Nishapur, at a young age he moved to Samarkand and obtained his education there. In Bukhara he became established as one of the major mathematicians and astronomers of the medieval period. He is the author of one of the most important treatises on algebra written before modern times, the Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra, which includes a geometric method for solving cubic equations by intersecting a hyperbola with a circle. Died in 1131.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - "Earth could not answer; nor the seas that mourn". Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Illustration from The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam, Willy Pogany(1882-1955) Published by David Mckay, 1942

Willy Pogany - Illustration from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam - Published by David McKay, 1942 -- via Golden Age Comic Book Stories --- This makes me think of the song - 'Catch a falling star'

for thousand & one thousand more nights;  Short poem by: Soyouthinkyoucansee

The Rubaiyat by Persian/Iranian poet Omar Khayyam. Omar Khayyam is the author, but the illustration is by René Bull. This version of the Rubaiyat was published in looks like. Man, I think I’m gonna start collecting Rubiayat illustrations.

Peacock's Garden: Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam"

Edmund Dulac - Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1937 QUATRAIN LXXII Alas, that Spring should vanish with the Rose! That Youth's sweet-scented Manuscript should close!

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