[42] And lately, by the Tavern Door agape

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

And lately, by the Tavern Door agape,
Came stealing through the Dusk an Angel Shape
     Bearing a Vessel on his Shoulder; and
He bid me taste of it; and 'twas -- the Grape!

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

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