In a Journal piece on the death of Paul Verlaine, Cather ends with a quote from Rubaiyat I, 28, stanza LVIII.
In Willa Cather Remembered, George Seibel credits FitzGerald's Omar as being one of the influences on Cather's poetry.
© 2004-2023, Willa Cather Archive. Emily J. Rau, editor. Updated 2023. The Willa Cather Archive is freely distributed by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.