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

As then the Tulip for her morning sup
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
As then the Tulip for her morning sup
Of Heav'nly Vintage from the Soil looks up,
Do you devoutly do the like, till Heav'n
To Earth invert you -- like an empty Cup.

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Armand Robin (1912 - 1961) , appears in Rubayat d'Omar Khayam, Éd. Club français du livre, first published 1958 ; composed by Germain Desbonnet.

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