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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 7:30 am 
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HELP! :?

I am desperately trying to remember who wrote the following and from what book it is:

"These are the days of wine and roses and drunken friends."

ANYBODY who can tell me, I beg you to do so!

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Drink wine.. it's what remains of the harvest of youth - the season of roses and wine and drunken friends. Be happy for a moment, that moment's your life.

This particular version of of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam comes from Persian Love; stanzas by Omar Khayyam adapted, altered and otherwise rearranged for musical accompaniment by Len Bracken

The phrase "days of wine and roses" occurs in the poem "Vitae Summa Brevis" by the English writer Ernest Dowson (1867-1900).
They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes,
Within a dream.

Henry


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 12:19 pm 
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Toward the beginning of the film 'Unfaithful', Paul tells Connie to open to page (something) and read the following passage:
'Drink wine... This is life eternal... This is all that youth will give you... It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends... Be happy for this moment... This moment is your life.'


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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2003 12:27 pm 
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The Rubayait of Omar Khayam

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Drink wine.. it's what remains of the harvest of youth - the season of roses and wine and drunken friends. Be happy for a moment, that moment's your life.

From: sixty-nine stanzas by Omar Khayyam
adapted, altered, and otherwise rearranged
for musical accompaniment
by Len Bracken
POB 5585 Arlington, VA 22205
http://internetlovefest.com/gate/persian_love.html


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