|Poem by KHAYYAM of Persia|
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,|
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
|Translated by Edward Fitzgerald (1859)|
|Full text of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
|Rubaiyat is a collection of|
quatrains -- poems with 4 lines --
and the rhyme scheme of AABA.