By S. K
Fri, 08, 22

Khayyam played on the meaning of his own name when he wrote...


Poems forever

Omar Khayyam (18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) was Persian polymath: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, and Islamic theology. He is best known for his epic work of poetry. – the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Omar Khayyam’s full name was Ghiyath al-Din Abu’l-Fath Umar ibn Ibrahim Al-Nisaburi al-Khayyami. A literal translation of the name al-Khayyami (or al-Khayyam) means tent man and this may have been the trade of Ibrahim his father. Khayyam played on the meaning of his own name when he wrote:-

Khayyam, who stitched the tents of science,

Has fallen in grief’s furnace and been suddenly burned,

The shears of Fate have cut the tent ropes of his life,

And the broker of Hope has sold him for nothing!

The Temptation

By Kaka Khan

Standing in the orchard, looking at flowers

The sun has departed, the moon too hovers

The birds have rested, in sweet bowers

Some have parted, others ‘ve met their lovers.

Something attracts my lost, scattered glance

Looking towards me and making an alliance

Tawny pigment, round face, slim figure comprises her stance

Waving her hands, as to offer romance

My soul has been tempted at the very height

My heart is throbbing as it is its last night

Rubbing my eyes, getting nearer to the appealing sight

Pursuing her like a child—- I follow her as a flying kite

Having reached the spot where her apparition resided

Alas! The face, figure, and the pigment have ended

And all my humours with pain have blended

Repentance has gripped me, joys have departed.


By Komal Ishtiaq

Thousand of canvases, containing all beauty of the world

The rainbow having colours, all are present there

Walls decorated with attractive paintings

Artist told all untold stories

Every colour influences me;

Like it wants to talk me

The brush writes the fantasy of all heavens;

Carved the beauty of all glamour

The bride in the bridal dress,

The story of splendid village,

All attracts me towards the prestigious glory

The glaciers, the mountains, the beauty of landscape,

Everything has its own demonstration

Compiled by SK