[34] Then to this earthen Bowl did I adjourn

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Then to this earthen Bowl did I adjourn
My Lip the secret Well of Life to learn:
     And Lip to Lip it murmur'd -- "While you live
"Drink! -- for once dead you never shall return."

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

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