Don’t give your body over to
lamenting cruel destiny;
Don’t dedicate your soul to grief
at recollections of the dead.
Don’t throw away your heart save on
the locks of your beloved’s hair.
Keep a full wine glass in your hand–
don’t waste a minute of your life.
Translated by Juan Cole
from Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, [pdf] Whinfield 412/ Arberry 1949