The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

I.

WAKE! For the Sun, who scatter’d into flight
The Stars before him from the Field of Night,
    Drives Night along with them from Heav’n, and strikes
The Sultan’s Turret with a Shaft of Light.

II.

Before the phantom of False morning died,
Methought a Voice within the Tavern cried,
    “When all the Temple is prepared within,
Why nods the drowsy Worshiper outside?”