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

When you and I behind the veil are past
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
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 much as Ocean of a pebble-cast]1.

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1 third edition: "As the Sev'n Seas should heed a pebble-cast"

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This text was added to the website: 2006-04-08
Line count: 4
Word count: 33