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

Then to the Lip of this poor earthen Urn
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Then to the Lip of this poor earthen Urn
I lean'd, the secret Well of Life to learn:
And Lip to Lip it murmur'd -- "While you live,
"Drink ! -- for, once dead, you never shall return."

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