Tuesday, 8 November 2016

O Moon Of My Delight

Ferune is one scholar of Terran literature and not just the Bible. Seeing Morgana coming around the dark side of Avalon, he quotes:

"'O moon of my delight that knows no wane -'" (Rise Of The Terran Empire, p. 526) (See here)

Ah, Moon of my Delight who know’st no wane,
The Moon of Heav’n is rising once again:
How oft hereafter rising shall she look
Through this same Garden after me — in vain!
-copied from here.

The Moon will look for "me" in vain either because I am dead or because my old self has ended. The Moon who know'st no wane is the Absolute or Eternal.

We read the Rubaiyat in English translation. I imagine that Ferune has read it in Anglic translation rather than in the original Persian?


Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

and the RUBAIYAT is one of those works I've thought of reading but somehow never got around to actually perusing. So many, many books I've not yet managed to read! Darn!


Paul Shackley said...

You can read it on the 3rd link on this post.