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

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Available translation(s): ITA
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread -- and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness --
[Oh]1, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

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1 Lehmann : "Ah"

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  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Un libro di poesie posato sotto un ramo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

This text was added to the website: 2006-04-08
Line count: 4
Word count: 28