by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122)
Translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883)

Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling.
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter -- and the Bird is on the wing!

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) , no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 7, first published 1859 ; composed by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir, Emma Lou Diemer, Richard Layton Kent, Liza Lehmann, Elisabeth Charlotta Henrietta Ernestina Sonntag.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Elsa Olivieri Sangiacomo Respighi.

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