Feb
25

Omar Khayyam (43)

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Fear of mortality
and notions
of nothingness
are your own kind
of drunkeness.
Otherwise you’d see 
that from the 
branch of death
twigs of immortality grow.
Ever since Jesus breathed
life into my soul,
everlasting death
has washed its hands of me.

Translated by Juan Cole

from Juan

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