Ryan Van Winkle chats with Scots poet Rab Wilson. They discuss mining, Pablo Neruda, Scots poetry, Arabic translation and we get to hear a few poems from Rab himself. Produced by Colin Fraser. Incidental music by Ewen Maclean.
About Omar Khayyam
Omar Khayyam (born 18 May 1048 AD, Neyshapur, Iran—1131 AD, Neyshapur, Iran), was a Persian Muslim polymath, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, physician, and poet. He wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, and music. A Persian ruba’i is a two line stanza with two parts (or hemistechs) per line, hence the word “Rubaiyat”, (derived from the Arabic root word for 4), meaning “quatrains”.
First published 3 June, 2010