Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam #11 (Translated by Edward FitzGerald)

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Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,

A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse — and Thou

Beside me singing in the Wilderness —

And Wilderness is Paradise enow.

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Notes:

 A rubaiyat (an Arabic word) is a long poem written in quatrains that employ the rhyme scheme aaba.

“Enow” equals “enough.”

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