[56] And this I know: whether the one True Light

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

And this I know: whether the one True Light,
Kindle to Love, or Wrath -- consume me quite,
     One Glimpse of It within the Tavern caught
Better than in the Temple lost outright.

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

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56] And this I know