And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky, Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die, Lift not thy hands to It for help -- for it [Rolls impotently on as Thou or I]1.
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1 second and third edition: "As impotently rolls as you or I"
- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, First Edition, no. 52, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 78, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 72, first published 1859 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
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- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky", published 1907 [ soli, chorus, and orchestra ], from Omar Khayyám, Part II, no. 8, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [sung text not yet checked]
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