Calcutta nr. 271 *
Go ! throw dust upon the face of the heavens
Drink wine & consort with the fair of face,
What time is this for rebuke to come, & what time is it for humility
Since of all those that have departed, not one has returned.
Go! throw dust upon the face of the heavens,
drink wine, and consort with the fair of face;
what time is this for worship ? and what time is this for supplication?
since, of all those that have departed, not one has returned?
Go! throw dust upon the head of the heavens and the
world. Drink ever wine and hover about the fair-faced ones.
What place is there for worship? what place for prayer?
for of all those who are gone not one has come back.
Va jeter de la poussière sur cette voûte des cieux et bois du vin; recherche les belles personnes, car où vois-tu sujet de pardon, sujet de prière, puisque, de tous ceux qui sont partis, aucun n'est revenu?
Go, on the earth and the heavens cast dust and all their care;
Drink wine and follow the trace of the pleasant-visaged fair.
Where is the good of obedience? Where is the profit of prayer?
Of all that have gone before us, there's none returneth e'er.
Go! On earth's face, in Heaven's face high in air
Flung dust, drink wine and woo the sweet-faced fair!
What time is there for worship? What for prayer?
For none of all those gone returneth e'er.