[58] Oh, Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make

by Omar Khayyam

English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi

Oh, Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make,
And who with Eden didst devise the Snake;
     For all the Sin wherewith the Face of Man
Is blacken'd, Man's Forgiveness give -- and take!

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

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58] Oh, Thou, who