'A lover’s heart is a lamp which from the cheek of his sweetheart gets its light. And if it’s extinguished from the grief of his disunion it lives again, alright. Yes the qualities of a candle can be mentioned only before a moth, for this meaning can be understood only by those, whose heart has been burnt with love and who have a keen insight.'
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (translated by A.R. Tariq, Lahore, 1975)
The collection of Benjamin H. Oehlert Jr., US Ambassador to Pakistan 1967-1969
United States Embassy, Islamabad, 1967-1970
The Private Collection of US Ambassador Benjamin H. Oehlert Jr., Grosvenor Gallery, London, 2016