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Translations of Selected Quatrains from Khayyám's Rubáiyát from Farsi

By Sahand Rabbani

Wherefore at daybreak the rooster crows
His mournful and anguished lament, who knows?
For even 'neath the truthful light of day
You are blind to passing life, unheeded goes.
هنگام سپیده دم خروس سحری
دانی که چرا همی‌کند نوحه‌گری؟
یعنی که نمودند در آینه صبح
کز عمر شبی گذشت و تو بیخبری

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