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Rubaiyat#68- Vanity Fair

We are no other than a moving row Of Magic Shadow shapes that come and go Round with the sun-illumined lantern held In midnight by the Master of the Show. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-fifth edition) Advertisements

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Rubaiyat#53-Fifth edition What’ll You when Unmade?

But if in vain, down on the stubborn floor Of Earth, and up to Heav’n’s unopening door, You gaze today, while you are you-how then Tomorrow, you when shall you be no more? (Edward Fitzgerald translation-fifth edition)

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Rubaiyat#52 Inverted Bowl

And that inverted bowl we call the sky, Whereunder crawling coop’t we live and die, Lift not thy hands to it for help-for it Rolls impotently on as Thou or I. (Edward Fitzgerald translation-first ed.,)

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The Rubaiyat-the sun

Time is swift in unwinding man’s labors And eons pass before the Eye closes at last: Seek not any man’s fame among the cold things Even as the Sun shall crumble to dust.  benny

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The Rubaiyat-benny thomas

We have put the nagging demands of life On this ground, sodden with many doubts rife. Man sows doubts; and of soul’s freedom He reckons little in a worthless strife. benny  

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