continue... Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Angel of the darker drink
And if the Cup you drink, the Lip you press,
Ends in what All begins and ends in – Yes;
Imagine then you are what heretofore
You were – hereafter you shall not be less.
So when at last the Angel of the darker drink
Of Darkness finds you by the river-brink,
And, proferring his Cup, invites your Soul
Forth to your Lips to quaff it – do not shrink.