Sips from Khayyam’s Millennium-old Wine
This talk is more of a dreamy journey of timelessness through the poems of Omar Khayyam- the Sober Wino, the Cheerful Pessimist, and the Skeptical Believer.
The speaker relates his account of Khayyam’s dialectics in the form of discourses with a number of other like-minded thinkers and poets who join the caravan.
The narrator, through a plot line propelled by two characters -Kiyoomars (Q/Cue) and Dorothy (Door)- bears cups from sage Khayyam’s critical wisdom and offers them on the tray of his original translations to the conscious ears of the audience. May we all cheer up to the shadowy awareness in Khayyam’s May*!
*Persian word for wine