Omar Khayyam (152) “so many hearts have been left bleeding”

A shame that bankruptcy has left
us without capital in hand,
and that so many hearts have been       
left bleeding by the blade of fate.
No one has come back from that world
with word of vanished travelers.

Translated by Juan Cole
from Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, [pdf] Whinfield 152/ Arberry 1949

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