The Ruba'i Poetry Writing Project explores a poetic form popular amongst Arabian and Persian poets. The word "ruba'i" is Arabic for "quatrain", and the poetic form has been around for over a thousand years. Ruba'i was made popular in the nineteenth century when the work of renowned eleventh century poet Omar Khayyam was transtlated into English. Ruba'iyat (the plural of Ruba'i) do not have a formal rhyming scheme, but commonly either all four lines will rhyme or the first, second and fourth lines in each quatrain will rhyme. Ruba'iyat may consist of multiple verses.
All members and authors are invited to participate in this Writing Project. If you think you would like to take part, please click on the "Participate" link in the banner above, where you will find the rules related to this Writing Project, links to information about ruba'i poetry to help you understand this poetic form, and the submission form you are required to use when submitting your ruba'iyat to The Authors Haunt.