[51 - later edition] Why, if the Soul can fling the Dust asideby Omar Khayyam
English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi
Why, if the Soul can fling the Dust aside,
And naked on the Air of Heaven ride,
Is't not a shame -- Is't not a shame for him
So long in this Clay suburb to abide?
|-- from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam / Translated by Edward FitzGerald|