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Funeral Poems and Readings, Humanist, Agnostic, and Christian, Songs, Music and Thoughts for Alternative Funerals and Simple Ceremonies

Funeral Poems, Readings, Music, Quotations & Thoughts

"I came like Water and like Wind I go"

In 1859 The Rubaiyat of Omar Kahayam rendered into English verse by Edward FitzGerald was published priced 5/-. It attracted no attention and in 1861 the remaining copies were put in a box on the street outside the publisher's door for sale to passers by at 1d. A copy was bought by the painter and poet Rossetti who introduced it to Swinburne and [...] Read more