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

Each morn a thousand Roses brings, you...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Each morn a thousand Roses brings, you say;
Yes, -- but where leaves the Rose of yesterday? --
And this first Summer month that brings the Rose,
Shall take Jamshyd and Kaikobád away.

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  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Elsa Olivieri Sangiacomo Respighi.

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This text was added to the website: 2006-04-08
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Word count: 31