The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Ah Love!  Could you and I with Fate conspire

To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire,

— — Would not we shatter it to bits — and then

Re-mould it nearer to the Heart’s Desire!

Omar Khayyám, born in 1048 in Nishapur, Royal Astronomer to the Seljuq Sultan Malik-Shah I, 1072-92 (trans: Fitzpatrick)

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