[14] The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon

by 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

<<Previous Poem | More Poems by Omar Khayyam | Next Poem >>


View All Poems by Omar Khayyam



Recommended Books: Omar Khayyam

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained The Sufism of the Rubaiyat or the Secret of the Great Paradox Wine of the Mystic: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyan: A Spiritual Interpretation The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Illustrated Edition)
More Books >>





14] The Worldly