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

Look to the blowing Rose about us ‑‑ "Lo
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Look to the [blowing Rose]1 about us -- "Lo,
"Laughing," she says, "into the World I blow:
"At once the silken Tassel of my Purse 
"Tear, and its Treasure on the Garden throw."

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1 first edition: "Rose that blows".

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Francisco Mignone.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-07-13
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Word count: 32