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

I tell you this ‑‑ when, started from...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
I tell you this -- when, started from the Goal,
Over the flaming shoulders of the Foal 
Of Heav'n Parwin and Mushtari they flung,
In my predestin'd Plot of Dust and Soul.

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