Omar Khayyam

Mom and Dad both used to quote this passage to me when I was young.  Then, I had no appreciation for it – whatever that “finger” was I had no idea.

Today – the passage resonates.  Maybe I’ll start reciting it to my own children.


“The Moving Finger writes; and having writ,

Moves on:  nor all thy Piety nor Wit

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”


They also used to say something like, “Sans eyes, sans teeth, sans all..”  but I haven’t found the source of that yet –


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