Omar Khayyam (2) “Who brought you here?”

Tonight, who  brought you, drunk,
here to me?
From behind the curtain, 
who brought you here?–
to someone who was on fire
because of your absence–
someone who, like the wind,
sought you everywhere!
Who brought you here?

Translated by Juan Cole
from Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, [pdf] Whinfield 2

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