Oh, Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst makeby 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|