anybody out there know the author and written/published date of this poem:
There are four, they that cannot come back:
The spoken word
The sped arrow,
The neglected opportunity...
Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life or the neglected opportunity.
An Arabian provewrb I think
Or from one of the wisdom books of the old testament. I don't have a concordance to hand to check on this.
Some of the websites I've searched cite Omar Idn Al-Halif as the author:
A substantially similar saying has been widely credited to Omar Idn Al-Halif (whoever he was).
Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past and the neglected opportunity.