"Oh, come with old Khayyam, and leave the Wise
To talk; one thing is certain, that Life flies;
0ne thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies;
The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.


From the Rubaiyat of the astronomer poet Omar Khayyam
Translation by Edward Fitzgerald
Illustration by E.J Sullivan

"Oh, come with old Khayyam, and leave the Wise

To talk; one thing is certain, that Life flies;

0ne thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies;

The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.

From the Rubaiyat of the astronomer poet Omar Khayyam

Translation by Edward Fitzgerald

Illustration by E.J Sullivan

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