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

And not a drop that from our Cups we...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
And not a drop that from our Cups we throw
On the parcht herbage but may steal below
To quench the fire of Anguish in some Eye
There hidden -- far beneath, and long ago.

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