rubáiyát omar khayyám quotes

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'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die,
Alas that Spring should vanish with the rose,
That youth's sweet manuscript should close.
Drink! for you know not whence you came nor why:
Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
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;
The Grape that can with Logic absolute The Two-and-Seventy jarring Sects confute.
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse--and Thou
Indeed the Idols I have loved so long
Have done my credit in this World much wrong:
Some for the Glories of This World; and some
Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come;
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