Omar Khayyam (442) “I wish there were a place to rest…”

I wish there were a place to rest
or that this long, long road would end;
and that a hundred thousand years 
from now, there were a hope that from 
the earth we’d bloom to breathe again.

Translated by Juan Cole
from Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, [pdf] Whinfield 442

2 Responses

  1. I come here for the political and social commentary, but I love the poetry. It’s wonderful balance for the news, which is often not good.

  2. -
    oh, the earth will be here
    we’re the ones that won’t

    if we continue
    with this nonsense

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