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

The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
The Ball no Question makes of Ayes and Noes,
But Right or Left, as strikes the Player goes;
And He that toss'd [Thee]1 down into the Field,
He knows about it all -- HE knows --- HE knows!

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