Deja Vu all over again!
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Wed Jul 6 07:39:33 UTC 2011
On 05/07/11 17:44, Goh Lip wrote:
> On 07/05/2011 01:02 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>>> And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
>>>> Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die,
>>>> Lift not thy hands to *It* for help---for It
>>>> Rolls impotently on as Thou or I.
>>>> -- Omar Khayamm
>>> from the rubyat
>> I prefer the interpretation (?second edition) where the last line reads:
>> "As impotently moves as you or I".
>> My favourite 2 stanzas are:
>> But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays
>> Upon this chequer-board of Nights and
>> Hither and thither moves, and
>> checks, and slays,
>> And one by one back in the Closet lays.
> Isn't this better?.
> 'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
> Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays;
> Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
> And one by one back in the closet lays.
> ------- Omar Khayyam
I prefer my version :-) .
God must love crazy people. He keeps making so many of them.
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