Rubai

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By James E. Cox

About the Book

Format Dimensions Pages
Softcover 5x8 172

In Arabic, rubai means four lines.  The poetry of Omar Khayyam, Eleventh Century scientist and poet, rhymed the first, second and fouth lines of his quatrains.  The  rhyme scheme became the established rubai form when Edward Fitzgerald translated the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam into English in 1859.  Now another scientist and Poet Laureate of the International Society of Poets offers over three hundred rubai quatrains in the challenging Omar Khayyam style.

Mr.Cox's verses were written over a fifty-year period and many have been published in magazines, newspapers, poetry anthologies, chapbooks and his books, The Essence of Jim andAs The Mood Prescribes.

Rubai contains Mr. Cox's complete collection of rubai quatrains and the verses explore the realms of passion, humor, logic, philosophy and personal disquietudes.

Since the verses are four lines, the book is excellent for coffee tables, night stands and office waiting rooms.

All of Mr. Cox's books are available through authorHOUSE and local bookstore.

About the Author

James (Jim) E. Cox is a retired aerospace physicist who has resided outside of Tucson, Arizona for over eleven years.  As a senior physics major at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, his poems won special recognition in the school?s literary magazine, The Ellipsis.

 He is a Distinguished Member of the International Society of Poets and recognized as a Poet Laureate in that society.  He is a Professional Member of the Society of Southwest Authors and a long-term member of the SaddleBrooke Writer?s Group.

Jim frequently teaches a class in the SaddleBrooke Adult Education Center called, "From Babel to Bard."

 His poems have appeared in fourteen chapbooks, newspapers, magazines and many anthologies published internationally by The Poetry Guild?among which are The Best Poems and Poets of 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003.

His website, http://allthatrhymes.squarespace.com. is frequently visited by those who enjoy poetry at it finest. 

Jim has two other poetry books that have been  published by Authorhouse.  The Essence of Jim, was published October 15, 2004 and As The Mood Prescribes was published December 6, 2006.  Both books present multiple poetic forms and rhyme schemes.  Rubai is dedicated strictly to rubai poems, which were for many years his favorite form.