rubáiyát of omar khayyám quotes

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'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
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Oh, the brave Music of a distant Drum!
You know, my Friends, with what a brave Carouse
I made a Second Marriage in my house;
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Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse--and Thou
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Some for the Glories of This World; and some
Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come;
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Then to the Lip of this poor earthen Urn
I leaned, the Secret of my Life to learn:
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Oh Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make,
And even with Paradise devise the Snake:
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A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou
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Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling:
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And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die,
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