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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Jr.

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Author: Wallace Irwin
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,579 / 27 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 946 3874
Genres: Poetry, Humor

Spreading her silken Blushes - does she know
That I have come to smell and not to Buy?


Ah, Rose, assume a gentle Avarice
And hoard the soft Allurements that entice;
For One will come who holds the Golden Means
To buy your Blushes at the Standard Price.


Down to the Deeps of Sheol, anguish-torn,
I've hurtled Beauty to a State forlorn,
Beauty the Curse, - yet if a Curse it be,
With what an Equanimity 'tis borne!


What shallow Guerdon of terrestrial Strife,
For him who quits this Donjon Keep of Life,
To read the World's expectant Epitaph:
"He left a handsome Widow in his Wife!"


Before the Dawn's Encroachment I awoke
And heard again the bodeful Adage spoke:
Society Engagements are like Eggs -
You know not what's Inside them till they're Broke.


Creation stands between the Won't and Will



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