The New Rubaiyat: Modern Affirmations and Aspirations by Austin Torney
Approx. 18,760 words.
Published on February 20, 2012.
These original affirmations and aspirations are my extension of Omar Khayyam’s Rubayiat into modern times, a continuing embrace of the human condition. Somehow, inexplicably, the verses came to me as I lived through all the experiences described therein. My quatrains, like Omar’s, aim into the heart of life’s dilemmas, offering simple common sense solutions. Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.