continue... Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Hunter of the East

1
Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light

2
Dreaming when Dawn's left hand was in the Sky
I heard a voice within the Tavern cry,
“Awake, my Little ones, and fill the Cup
Before Life'sLiquor in its Cup be dry.”

first edition

back to Rubaiyat first page  |  Contents Page

Hunter of the East | Same Door | Angel of the Darker DrinkVisionary Shapes