Khayyam’s “Ah, My Beloved”

I sent a poem to my wife with an e-card yesterday complete with this poem I found on-line:

Ah, My Beloved
by Omar Khayyam

Ah, my beloved, fill the cup that clears
Today of past regrets and future fears;
Tomorrow? Why, tomorrow I may be,
Myself, with yesterday’s sev’n thousand years.

And that’s it. Four lines and yet it says so much. The economy of language is wonderful! The insight over the importance of the here and now… Wow.

In the vein of living in the now I sat down with Karen after supper and we watched the first half of one of our favourite mini-series, the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice which I purchased for Karen at Christmas. All the acting is superb especially that by Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker (while pregnant apparently), Benjamin Whitrow, David Bamber and Barbara Leigh-Hunt.  Us time and in the now!  Hopefully we’ll do the second half tomorrow.

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