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. Edward Fitzgerald
The Ruba iya t of Omar Khayya m of Naishapur, stanza1.
And naked to the hangman's noose The morning clocks will ring A neck God made for other use Than strangling in a string. A(lfred) E(dward) HousmanSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A Shropshire Lad, no.9.
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