(Page being developed, August 16 1999.)
The translation is not very literal - all the strict literal translations
have been done already; I tried for something new here, but true to
the dramaturgy and essence of the poem. So I threw in Rufus Griswold
vs. Edgar Allan Poe (& a touch of E. Fitzgerald's translation of
'Rubaiyat' of Omar Khayyam.)
I like Poe, and it adds an Americanish touch . . . R.H., December 6, 1998.