• Quatrain I

AWAKE! for Morning in the Bowl of Night

Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to flight;

And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught

The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.

Come fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentence fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly - and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing.

Quatrain VII

 

Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before
I swore - but was I sober when I swore?
And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand
My thread-bare Penitence apieces tore. 

Quatrain LXX

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Illustrations by Niroot Puttapipat

Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems written in Persian and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer.

see also The Quartrain XXXII


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