And, as the Cock crew, those who stood beforeby Omar Khayyam
English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi
And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before
The Tavern shouted -- "Open then the Door!
"You know how little while we have to stay,
"And, once departed, may return no more."
|-- from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam / Translated by Edward FitzGerald|