The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts uponby Omar Khayyam
English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi
The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon
Turns Ashes -- or it prospers; and anon,
Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face
Lighting a little Hour or two -- is gone.
|-- from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam / Translated by Edward FitzGerald|