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

A Moment's Halt ‑‑ a momentary taste
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
A Moment's Halt -- a momentary taste
Of BEING from the Well amid the Waste --
And LO! -- the phantom Caravan has reach'd
The NOTHING it set out from -- Oh, make haste!

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