[52 - later edition] But that is but a Tent wherein may rest

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

But that is but a Tent wherein may rest
A Sultan to the realm of Death addrest;
     The Sultan rises, and the dark Ferrash
Strikes, and prepares it for another guest.

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

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52 - later edition