Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Moving Finger

Just remembered:-

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.

(Fitzgerald's quatrain LI in his 1st edition)

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam


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