2011-02-26

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne)

I was never much into poetry but this poem is the best piece of lyre I have ever read.

To all of us the thought of heaven is dear--
Why not be sure of it and make it here?
No doubt there is a heaven yonder too,
But 'tis so far away--and you are near.

Men talk of heaven,--there is no heaven but here;
Men talk of hell,--there is no hell but here;
Men of hereafters talk, and future lives,--
O love, there is no other life--but here.
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Le Gallienne)  on WikiSource
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