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

One Moment in Annihilation's Waste
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
One Moment in Annihilation's Waste,
One Moment, of the Well of Life to taste --
The Stars are setting and the Caravan
[Starts for]1 the Dawn of Nothing -- Oh, make haste!

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