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

Listen‑‑a moment listen! ‑‑ Of the same
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Listen--a moment listen! -- Of the same
Poor Earth from which that Human Whisper came
The luckless Mould in which Mankind was castt
hey did compose, and call'd him by the name.

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