Friday Poems: Excerpt from Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

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:

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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.

 

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