[38] One Moment in Annihilation's Waste

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

One Moment in Annihilation's Waste,
One Moment, of the Well of Life to taste --
     The Stars are setting and the Caravan
Starts for the Dawn of Nothing -- Oh, make haste!

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

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