Then said another -- "Surely not in vainby Omar Khayyam
English version by Edward FitzGerald
Original Language Persian/Farsi
Then said another -- "Surely not in vain
My Substance from the common Earth was ta'en,
That He who subtly wrought me into Shape
Should stamp me back to common Earth again."
|-- from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, by Omar Khayyam / Translated by Edward FitzGerald|