Didn't Borges have something to say about that?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marion Gunn [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 29, 1999 3:08 PM
> That's NOT Khayam! Only Fitzgerald's translation, which I
> love, but suspect
> must be very far from the K. original on which he purports to
> have based
> it! Best, mg
> > The moving ginger writes; and, having writ,
> > Moves on: nor all your piety nor wit
> > Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
> > Nor all your tears wash out a word of it.
An early desciption of email?
(And I think I actually prefer "moving ginger"; leads nicely to "pickled
ginger of fate")
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