The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
as Translated by Edward Fitzgerald
I sent my Soul through the Invisible,
Some letter of that After-life to spell:
And by and by my Soul return’d to me,
And answer’d "I Myself am Heav’n and Hell:"
Of threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
One thing at least is certain—This Life flies;
One thing is certain and the rest is Lies;
The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.
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