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

Said one among them ‑‑ "Surely not in...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Said one among them -- "Surely not in vain,"
My Substance from the common Earth was ta'en,
"That He who subtly wrought me into Shape
"Should stamp me back to shapeless Earth again?"

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