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Rubaiyat

St Michael, Boulge, Suffolk

 

XII

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,

A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou

Beside me singing in the Wilderness--

Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

 

and

 

LXXI

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,

Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

 

 

from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883)

 

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Uploaded on October 17, 2007