Omar Khayyam (284) “God is merciful: Here, have some wine”

I staggered, drunk, outside a bar last night
and saw a tipsy older man emerge, 
a bottle slung across his shoulder; and
I said to him, “At your age, aren’t you 
ashamed before the Lord Almighty?” He 
laughed, “God is merciful: Here, have some wine!”

Translated by Juan Cole
from Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, [pdf] Whinfield 284