Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 18, by OMAR KHAYYAM

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THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 18, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: They say the lion and the lizard keep
Last Line: Stamps o'er his head, but cannot break his sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Time; Liberty

They say the Lion and the Lizard keep
The Courts where Jamshyd gloried and drank deep:
And Bahram, that great Hunter -- the Wild Ass
Stamps o'er his Head, but cannot break his Sleep.

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