[33] Then to the rolling Heav'n itself I cried

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Then to the rolling Heav'n itself I cried,
Asking, "What Lamp had Destiny to guide
     "Her little Children stumbling in the Dark?"
And -- "A blind Understanding!" Heav'n replied.

-- from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam / Translated by Edward FitzGerald

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