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(Redirected from Omar Khayyam) "Khayyam" redirects here. For other uses, see Khayyam (disambiguation)...
 poetry
It is not widely recognized in the cultures beyond the direct influence of Islam the extent to which aesthetics is valued there, whether in the form of poetry or song.

2009-02-19

 art Islam politics poetry
The violence in Afghanistan and the Pashtun-inhabited parts of Pakistan is making itself felt on the cultural and social life of the Pashtuns. New themes and terms, such as suicide attack, missile and helicopter have entered Pashto literature, especially poetry, reflecting the destructive nature of the insurgency and counter-insurgency operations.

2009-04-25

 Afghanistan poetry Pashtun
In a future world without aeroplanes, children would gather at the feet of old men, and hear extraordinary tales of a mythic time when vast and complicated machines the size of several houses used to take to the skies and fly high over the Himalayas and the Tasman Sea.

2010-04-17

 airplane philosophy poetry flight aviation travel journey pilgrim change speed jet lag noise pollution sky Alain de Botton distance
Looks like a stream of free associations turned into a little movie. Beautiful! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQrGBZDGjl4
 word language meaning association metaphor poetry
A small research arm of the U.S. government's intelligence establishment wants to understand how speakers of Farsi, Russian, English, and Spanish see the world by building software that automatically evaluates their use of metaphors...

2011-05-25

 metaphor poetry language linguistics communication
Prime numbers had been objects of fascination, for both mathematicians and artists, since the time of Euclid. This article explores the links between prime numbers and poetry. We start with a selection of poems celebrating the mathematical properties of these enigmatic and unpredictable integers and their impact on those who explore them. We then turn our attention to poetry reflecting cultural aspects associated with prime numbers, from...
 prime number mathematics poetry generation complexity writing meaning filetype:pdf media:document

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