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

And David's Lips are lock't; but in...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
And David's Lips are lock't; but in divine
High piping Péhlevi, with "Wine! Wine! Wine! 
"Red Wine!" -- the Nightingale cries to the Rose
That [yellow]1 Cheek of hers to incarnadine.

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1 Second edition (1868) and later: "sallow"; no other changes in later editions.


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Line count: 4
Word count: 30