by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Garrett Medlock

¡Ah, gocemos...!
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Available translation(s): ENG
¡Ah, gocemos, ávidamente, de todo lo que pueda brindar la vida,
antes de que también nosotros bajo el polvo descendamos!
Polvo vuelto al polvo y, bajo el polvo yacer; 
sin vino, sin canciones, sin mujeres y sin fin!


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  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Ah, let us enjoy...!", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Ah, let us enjoy...!
Language: English  after the Spanish (Español) 
Ah, let us enjoy avidly all that life can give
before we also descend beneath the dust!
Dust returns to dust, under the dust to lie,
without wine, without songs, without women, and without end!


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This text was added to the website: 2021-02-23
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Word count: 35