Omar Khayyam (337) “I venerate the finest vintage so as to avoid self-worship”

I sip at wine, but never to get drunk,
and I assail no one, save for my  glass.
I venerate the finest vintage so
as to avoid self-worship of your sort.

Translated by Juan Cole
from Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, [pdf] Whinfield 337

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