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J.L. Duff's "The Rubaiyat of Ohow Dryyam With Apologies to Omar" is a delightful and thought-provoking collection of poetry that pays homage to the famous masterpiece by Omar Khayyam. Duff skillfully interweaves elements of humor, philosophy, and existentialism to create a unique and captivating reading experience.

In this witty and satirical work, the author presents a modern-day interpretation of the Rubaiyat, exploring themes of disillusionment, societal constraints, and the human condition. Through a series of quatrains, Duff injects his own brand of humor, often providing clever twists and unexpected punchlines that leave readers both entertained and introspective.

One of the most impressive aspects of this book is Duff's ability to capture the essence of Khayyam's original verses while infusing them with his distinctive voice. Each quatrain is a testament to the author's talent for wordplay, as he effortlessly combines irony and satire with profound contemplations on life's absurdities. This juxtaposition creates a delightful tension that keeps readers engaged from beginning to end.

Furthermore, Duff's use of language is masterful, as he flawlessly employs rhyme, rhythm, and vivid imagery to bring his verses to life. With each line, readers are transported to a world where wit reigns supreme and where reflections on mortality and the fleeting nature of existence are imbued with a delightful sense of playfulness.

Although primarily a work of literary parody, "The Rubaiyat of Ohow Dryyam With Apologies to Omar" offers much more than just laughs. It serves as a mirror that reflects upon contemporary society's follies, drawing attention to its absurdities and inviting readers to question the status quo. Duff's irreverent and incisive commentary on topics such as conformity, consumerism, and the relentless pursuit of success lends a deeper layer of significance to his humorous verses.

While some readers might initially approach this book as a lighthearted read, they will soon discover its hidden depth and thought-provoking nature. "The Rubaiyat of Ohow Dryyam With Apologies to Omar" is a delightful convergence of wit, wisdom, and social critique that offers a fresh take on Khayyam's timeless masterpiece. J.L. Duff's ability to both honor and deconstruct the original work sets this book apart, making it a must-read for both fans of traditional poetry and those who appreciate a contemporary twist.

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[Illustration: The Rubàiyàt of Ohow Dryyàm]

Illustrated by Benj. Franklin [not of Philadelphia]

Copyrighted 1922 by LEEDON PUBLISHING COMPANY

LEEDON PUBLISHING COMPANY 405 FLOOD BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO

THE RUBAIYAT OF OHOW DRYYAM

By J. L. DUFF

With Apologies to

OMAR

[Illustration]

Illustrated by

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN [ Not of Philadelphia ]

The Rubaiyat of Ohow Dryyam

I

Wail! for the Law has scattered into flight Those Drinks that were our sometime dear Delight; And still the Morals tinkers plot and plan New, sterner, stricter Statutes to indite.

II

After the phantom of our Freedom died Methought a Voice within the Tavern cried: "Drink coffee, Lads, for that is all that's left Since our Land of the Free is washed and dried."

[Illustration:

And still the Morals tinkers plot and plan New, sterner, stricter Statutes to indite. ]

III

The Haigs indeed are gone, and on the Nose That bourgeoned once with color of the rose A deathly Pallor sits, while down the lane Where once strode Johnny Walker Water goes.

IV

Come, fill the Cup, and in the Coffee house We'll learn a new and temperate Carouse The Bird of Time flies with a steadier wing But roosts with sleepless Eye a Coffee Souse!

V

Each morn a thousand Recipes, you say Yes, but where match the beer of Yesterday? And those Spring Months that used to bring the Bock Seem very long ago and far away... Continue reading book >>




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