Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in English

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
 | Omar Khayyam | Rubaiyat in English

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

Translation: Edward FitzGerald