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

And lately, by the Tavern Door agape
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
And lately, by the Tavern Door agape,
Came [shining]1 through the Dusk an Angel Shape
Bearing a Vessel on his Shoulder; and
He bid me taste of it; and 'twas--the Grape!

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1 first edition: "stealing"

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