by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122)
Translation by Edward Heron-Allen (1861 - 1943)

من هیچ ندانم که مرا آنکه سرشت
Language: Persian (Farsi) 
من هیچ ندانم که مرا آنکه سرشت کرد اهل بهشت خوب یا دوزخ زشت جامی و بتی و بربطی بر لب کشت این هر سه مرا نقد و ترا نسیه بهشت

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  • ENG English (Edward Heron-Allen) , no title, first published 1898
  • FRE French (Français) (Charles Grolleau) , no title, first published 1902


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I know not whether he who fashioned me
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
I know not whether he who fashioned me
appointed me to dwell in heaven or in dreadful hell,
but some food, and an adored one, and wine, upon the green bank of a field—
all these three are cash to me: thine be the credit-heaven!

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