From the Rubáiyát of Omar Kháyyám

Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of spring

the winter garment of repentance fling:

the bird of time has but a little way

to fly — and lo! the bird is on the wing. 

~ from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

trans. by Edward Fitzgerald

* read the whole Rubiayat

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