For this Friday, I wanted to share one of my favorite quatrains by the Persian poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131), because it describes writing, and how hard it is to un-write something, once you’ve written it:
The Moving Finger writes; and having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.