Be Aware That You Will Depart Without Your Soul

Be aware that you will depart without your soul
You will be gone in a vastness of nothingness secrets
Drink! For you do not know where you came from
Be happy! For you do not know where you going

Photo of a statue of Khayyām

About the Author

Khayyām was a Persian polymath, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, and Islamic theology. He is the author of one of the most important treatises on algebra written before modern times, the Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra.