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

Ah, make the most of what we yet may...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,
Before we too into the Dust descend;
Dust into Dust, and under Dust, to lie,
Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and -- sans End!

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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-13
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Word count: 34