Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in English

Why, if the Soul can fling the Dust aside,
 | Omar Khayyam | Rubaiyat in English

Why, if the Soul can fling the Dust aside,
And naked on the Air of Heaven ride,
Were`t not a Shame - were`t not a Shame for him
In this clay carcase crippled to abide?

Translation: Edward FitzGerald