From the first time I read Fitzgerald’s version of this ancient Persian text I was hooked and wanted to know more. The translation by Peter Avery and John Heath-Stubbs is probably more accurate. One part spoke to me quite recntly:
Oh heart since time’s passing grieves you
And your pure spirit so unseasonably leaves the body
Sit on the green, spend a few days in happiness
Before the green grass springs from your dust.
Best wishes Denny Bradbury