Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Song Cycle by Harrison Kerr (1897 - 1978)

Word count: 99

1. Ah Love! [sung text not yet checked]

Ah Love! could [thou]1 and I with [Fate]2 conspire
To grasp the sorry Scheme of Things entire,
Would [not we]3 shatter it to bits -- and then
Remould it nearer to the Heart's Desire!

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1 Houseley, Lehmann: "you"
2 third and fourth editions, Houseley: "Him"
3 Houseley, Lehmann: "we not"

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2. Yon rising moon [sung text not yet checked]

Yon rising Moon that looks for us again --
How oft hereafter will she wax and wane;
How oft hereafter rising look for us
Through this same Garden -- and for one in vain!

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3. When you and I [sung text not yet checked]

When you and I behind the veil are past
Oh, but the long, long while the World shall last --
Which of our Coming and Departure heeds
As the Sea's self should heed a pebble-cast.

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