[40] You know, my Friends, how long since in my House

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

You know, my Friends, how long since in my House
For a new Marriage I did make Carouse:
     Divorced old barren Reason from my Bed,
And took the Daughter of the Vine to Spouse.

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

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