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Rubaiyat lecture/recital in Woodbridge, September 18th 2018

August 6, 2018

Charles Mugleston has sent us the following notice about a lecture/recital on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam that he is giving next month.  If you are anywhere near Woodbridge in mid September, this will be something well worth attending.  Details of location and time are shown at the end.

The Ruba’iya’t of Omar Khayya’m

Edward FitzGerald’s Suffolk Psalm

“A poem of genius awakening genius…
“Like a bridge over troubled water…


Question : What do Cambridge and Woodbridge share in common ?

Answer : In their names… an ancient word that defines a structure crossing a river, or whatever, enabling people to cross over from one side to the other more easily.

Answer : As written into their historical DNA, they are towns that have shared the company of Edward FitzGerald 1809 – 1883 the anglo-irish Genius, scholar, writer & poet, attending Trinity College, Cambridge and eventually settling in Woodbridge.

Answer : Professor Juan Mascaro who also studied, then taught in Cambridge wrote a superb introduction – a comprehensive vision of the Sublime Panorama of Spirit & Spirituality for his translation of ‘The Upanishads.’ Published by Penguin, which happily mentions Edward FitzGerald’s Mystical Masterpiece, the universally loved poem The Ruba’iya’t of Omar Khayya’m which has sold millions of copies around the world. The collective voices informing this noetic poetic such as Rumi, Shakespeare, Donne, Dryden, Attar, Hafiz et al provide a bridge of Light uniting all Spiritual Traditions and none… helping us to answer our own questions – awaken to our Innate & Universal Ideas, stand on our own two feet Spiritually and physically thus becoming truly Universal in our attitudes and actions…thus becoming fully & delightfully human… blossom like a rose, just one of the poems wisely woven mystical metaphor’s.

Come to Woodbridge and find out more.  A brief introductory lecture on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, followed by a recital of the first edition of this enlightening and entertaining poem – with musical bookends – will be given at Woodbridge Library, Suffolk on Tuesday September 18th at 12.45 as organised by The Friends of Woodbridge Library. Free entry. “The moving finger writes and having writ moves on…

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  1. Charles Mugleston permalink
    September 21, 2018 10:24 am

    Edward FitzGerald opened the door… at Woodbridge Library courtesy of The Friends, to 64 people who kindly attended the above lecture and recital – part of which can be seen on Youtube under the title : Omar Khayya’m and Edward FitzGerald – A Celebration of Universal Genius – see you there !

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