This introduction to Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is short reading in memory of the late Robert Gunn of the Royal Canadian Artillery who was the original owner of my copy of the book.
Mr. Gunn was a with the 16th. Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery from Vancouver.
He passed away at the age of 32 in Sussex England while fighting for our freedom and the right to us to read books like this.
This book It is treasured my myself and has a place of reverence in my home.
With the exception of the Bible and Shakespeare’s collective works, the Rubaiyat must be the most printed book in the world but I had not read any of it until got this copy. I was going through what I call my metaphysical stage in the early sixties and its verses were deeply influential in the restructuring of this street youths mind.
I have referred to it may times since. I hope you do to! There is something for everyone in this wee book. Click on the link below and give me a thumbs up if you like it and subscribe if you care!