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

The Vine had struck a Fibre; which about
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
The Vine had struck a Fibre; which about
If clings my Being -- let the [Stiff]1 flout;
Of my Base Metal may be filed a Key,
That shall unlock the Door he howls without.

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1 second, third, and fourth editions: "Dervish"

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