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Translations of Selected Quatrains from Khayyám's Rubáiyát from Farsi

By Sahand Rabbani

The answer to perpetuity neither you know nor I;
The solution to life's enigma neither you know nor I.
Beneath the curtain stand bantering you and I;
But when the curtain falls, neither you remain nor I.
اسرار ازل را نه تو دانی و نه من
وین حرف معما نه تو خوانی ونه من
هست از پس پرده گفتگوی من و تو
چون پرده برافتد نه تو مانی و نه من

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