Your substance will not become a covering for your existence
Nor will anyone’s desire become his desire
Oh Saki whether you give wine or do not give it
Know that all heads will descend (into the dust)


P 319

Take heart, for yet new the festival moon will be
And none in distress for the needed boon will be.
Bethink thee, skinker, if wine thou give us or not,
Our heads in the dust laid low eftsoon will be.

Th 749

Cheer up ! for new the Festal moon will glow,
And none in his affairs a need will know.
O, Saki ! if you give us wine or not,
Know that the heads of all will be laid low!

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