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

And this I know: whether the one True...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
And this I know: whether the one True Light,
Kindle to Love, or Wrath consume me quite,
One [Glimpse]1 of It within the Tavern caught
Better than in the Temple lost outright.

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