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Translations of Selected Quatrains from Khayyám's Rubáiyát from Farsi

By Sahand Rabbani


'Tis a goblet that earns the Mind's praise;
One hundred kisses upon its forehead man pays.
This potter of Fate makes his delicate pot so,
And alas! from his hand to the ground it strays.
جامیست که عقل آفرین میزندش
صد بوسه ز مهر بر جبین میزندش
این کوزهگر دهر چنین جام لطیف
میسازد و باز بر زمین میزندش










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