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and Creator:Blanche Cumming (fl. 1902 - 1924)
English: Earth Could Not Answer
فارسی: «زمین نمی‌توانست پاسخ دهد»
English: An old man with a long white beard and Persian headdress reads by the light of a large candle.
فارسی: مردی پیر با ریشی بلند و سفید با کلاه ایرانی در حال مطالعهٔ رباعیات عمر خیام زیر نور شمع.
Date 1905 and 1912
Source/Photographer Omar Khayyam, tr. Edward Fitzgerald: “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” (1905, 1912)
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Earth could not answer; nor the Seas that mourn
In flowing Purple, of their Lord forlorn;
Nor rolling Heaven, with all his Signs reveal’d
And hidden by the sleeve of Night and Morn.
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