[52] And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die,
     Lift not thy hands to it for help -- for It
Rolls impotently on as Thou or I.

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

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52] And that