This ‘Omar Returns Rubaiyat’ subsumes what was the small ‘Persian Dreams’ Rubaiyat that described Persian lore and poetry, and builds on it, with Omar returning to his beloved “Moon of his Delight”, after traveling through the desert and noting the misinterpretation of some of his quatrains, which he states.
Omar resumes his commentary on the human condition, after he, as the Earth, and she, as the moon, exchange romantic verses pertaining to their attraction.
Since FitzGerald has long let the djinn out of the bottle, the quatrains herein fly very wild. There are many new quatrains, as well as some retransmogrifications from the Calcutta manuscript. The quatrains starting with “The lake is calm…” unto the end have been borrowed from Positor. Older, unframed version.