Juan Cole translates

Juan Cole, everybody’s favourite Bahai Unitarian Universalist (whew!) is retranslating Omar Khayyam.  One verse at a time.  He’s also an awesome political commentator and full of menschy goodness.


Get up and come here
for the sake of my heart,
and lend your beauty 
to solving my problem.
Bring an earthenware cup
full of wine
for us to drink,
–quick before we’re clay 
in the ground
that they quarry 
to make cups.


And I really like it.

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