Quotation by Omar Khayyám

Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter—and the Bird is on the Wing.
Omar Khayyám (d. 1123), Persian poet. The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám of Niashápúr (l. 25–28). . .

Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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