The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam  by Maggie Hegarty

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This tiny book, (7×9cm) by the Persian poet, Omar Khayyam, was brought back from the Middle East by my uncle who was in the Australian army there during World War II.
Top Ten in the ‘Books’ challenge in the Tools group, 28/9/12.


omar khayyam, poetry, vintage, miniature, persian

I always wanted to be an architect, but instead did several art degrees, taught in schools and universities around the world and retired a few years ago from the University of Melbourne where I was Head of Photography. My photographs are of things that interest me. My real love was medium format, black and white photography, but I have come to love my digital camera and the power of colour.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    One of my favourite translations from the works …
    “The Moving Finger writes: and, having writ,
    Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”
    …. words that many in this day and age should heed !
    A lovely capture of this heirloom Maggie.

  • Adrian Paul
    Adrian Paulalmost 3 years ago

    What an amazing piece of historical memorabilia, Maggie, Fancy trying to read something that small!

  • I guess it survived the trip home because being so small it fitted in the knapsack.

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you for the banner Karen!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

    Top 10 in the Books Challenge for September in the Tools Group

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

    Featured on 29.9.12

  • Thank you very much for the Feature Karen!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • MardiGCalero
    MardiGCalero27 days ago

    Love these works. Wonderful, nostalgia !!!

  • Thank you very much Mardi for your lovely comment.

    – Maggie Hegarty

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