Omar Khayyam (204) “strangers cannot know You as Your close friends do”

Prudes don’t know Your grace
the way we do,
and strangers cannot know You
as Your close friends do.
You said, “If you commit a sin
I will consign you to hell!”
Yeah, sure- tell it to someone
who doesn’t know the real You!

Translated by Juan Cole
from Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, [pdf] Whinfield 204

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