Awake! For Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam? I have my mother's copy from her college years -- as well as my own, bought when I was a freshman at Emory University in Atlanta -just one year shy of half a century ago.
No wonder she doesn't keep in touch.