Origin of the titleEdit Whilst I was unaware of the wording of the FitzGerald phrase as the direct quote, the image from Thoreau's Walden is, I feel, still the underpinning concept, and predates the Rubaiyat translation by a decade. Alex Jiskran 05:33, July 5, 2014 (UTC) Retrieved from "http://andromeda.wikia.com/wiki/Talk:Music_of_a_Distant_Drum?oldid=31053" Ad blocker interference detected! Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.