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

I think the Vessel, that with fugitive
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
I think the Vessel, that with fugitive
Articulation answer'd, once did live,
And [merry-make; and the cold]1 Lip I kiss'd
How many Kisses might it take -- and give!

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1 second edition: "drink; and that impassive" ; third and fourth editions : "drink; and Ah! the passive"


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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-21
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