Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in English

But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays
 | Omar Khayyam | Rubaiyat in English

But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays
Upon this Chequer - board of Nights and Days;
Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.

Translation: Edward FitzGerald