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

And those who husbanded the Golden Grain
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
[And]1 those who husbanded the Golden Grain,
And those who flung it to the Winds like Rain,
Alike to no such aureate Earth are turn'd
As, buried once, Men want dug up again.

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1 in the second edition, "For" ; "And" in all other editions.

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