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

Would but the Desert of the Fountain...
Language: English  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Would but the Desert of the Fountain yield
One glimpse -- if dimly, yet indeed, reveal'd,
Toward which the fainting Traveller might spring,
As springs the trampled herbage of the field!

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