Posted by: quiscus | September 10, 2012

September 10, 2012

. “Omar Khayyam (307) “clerics drink the people’s blood”

I am busier than you are,
cleric of the faith!
And, despite my drunkenness,
I’m soberer than you.
I drink the blood of the vine,
while you drink that of people.
Be fair, which one of us
is more bloodthirsty?

Translated by Juan Cole
from Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat, [pdf] Whinfield 307”

http://www.juancole.com/2012/09/omar-khayyam-307-clerics-drink-the-peoples-blood.html

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