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Why Did the Cow Jump over the Moon?
Just finished a picture book and here is a sample.
Yon Rising Moon that looks for us again-
How oft hereafter will she wax and wane;
How oft hereafter rising look for us
Through this same garden- and for one in vain!
(Edward Fitzgerald translation-fifth edition)
The worldly Hope men set their hearts upon
Turn ashes-or it prospers-and anon,
Like snow upon the desert’s dusty face
Lightening a little hour or two -is gone.
(Edward Fitzgerald translation-first edition)
“How sweet is mortal sovranty!”-think some:
Others-”How blessed the Paradise to come!”
Ah, take the cash and waive the rest;
Oh the brave music of a distant drum!
(Edward Fitzgerald translation)