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Monday, October 08, 2007

the rubaiyat of a persian kitten

Oliver Herford -- whom I'd never heard of before, but suddenly like a whole lot -- created this jewel spoof of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in 1906. He not only wrote it, but illustrated the poem with gorgeous pencil sketches. One of them is my brand new desktop:

This image is coupled with the refrain,

And fear not lest existence
shut the Door
On YOU and ME, to open it no
The Cream of Life from out
your Bowl shall pour
Nine times ere it lie broken on
the floor.

It's a cute little book and funny. Why don't you take a look at this at the Internet Archive?

1 comment:

The Cat Realm said...

Oh gosh - somehow it made the maid cry again.....
I only wear photoshop clothes, Anastasia did too - she would have shredded anybody and anything trying to put real clothe on her!
I think photohsop clothes are way cool!
By the way: the posting helps. Mostly. Sometimes it's hard but it keeps Anastasia close to us in a lively way, kind of.