Wake! For the Sun, who scatter'd into flight
The Stars before him from the Field of Night,
Drives Night along with them from Heav'n, and strikes
The Sultan's Turret with a Shaft of Light.
Before the phantom of False morning died,
Methought a Voice within the Tavern cried,
"When all the Temple is prepared within,
Why nods the drowsy Worshipper outside?"
And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before
The Tavern shouted--"Open then the Door!
You know how little while we have to stay,
And, once departed, may return no more."
Now the New Year reviving old Desires,
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires,
Where the White Hand Of Moses on the Bough
Puts out, and Jesus from the Ground suspires.
Iram indeed is gone with all his Rose,
And Jamshyd's Sev'n-ring'd Cup where no one knows;
But still a Ruby kindles in the Vine,
And many a Garden by the Water blows,
And David's lips are lockt; but in divine
High-piping Pehlevi, with "Wine! Wine! Wine!
Red Wine!"--the Nightingale cries to the Rose
That sallow cheek of hers t' incarnadine.
Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter--and the Bird is on the Wing.
Whether at Naishapur or Babylon,
Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run,
The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop,
The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one.
Each Morn a thousand Roses brings, you say;
Yes, but where leaves the Rose of Yesterday?
And this first Summer month that brings the Rose
Shall take Jamshyd and Kaikobad away.
Well, let it take them! What have we to do
With Kaikobad the Great, or Kaikhosru?
Let Zal and Rustum bluster as they will,
Or Hatim call to Supper--heed not you
With me along the strip of Herbage strown
That just divides the desert from the sown,
Where name of Slave and Sultan is forgot--
And Peace to Mahmud on his golden Throne!
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness--
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
Some for the Glories of This World; and some
Sigh for the Prophet's Paradise to come;
Ah, take the Cash, and let the Credit go,
Nor heed the rumble of a distant Drum!
Look to the blowing Rose about us--"Lo,
Laughing," she says, "into the world I blow,
At once the silken tassel of my Purse
Tear, and its Treasure on the Garden throw."
And those who husbanded the Golden grain,
And those who flung it to the winds like Rain,
Alike to no such aureate Earth are turn'd
As, buried once, Men want dug up again.
The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon
Turns Ashes--or it prospers; and anon,
Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face,
Lighting a little hour or two--is gone.
Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai
Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day,
How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp
Abode his destined Hour, and went his way.
They say the Lion and the Lizard keep
The Courts where Jamshyd gloried and drank deep:
And Bahram, that great Hunter--the Wild Ass
Stamps o'er his Head, but cannot break his Sleep.
I sometimes think that never blows so red
The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled;
That every Hyacinth the Garden wears
Dropt in her Lap from some once lovely Head.
And this reviving Herb whose tender Green
Fledges the River-Lip on which we lean--
Ah, lean upon it lightly! for who knows
From what once lovely Lip it springs unseen!
Ah, my Belov'ed fill the Cup that clears
To-day Past Regrets and Future Fears:
To-morrow!--Why, To-morrow I may be
Myself with Yesterday's Sev'n Thousand Years.
For some we loved, the loveliest and the best
That from his Vintage rolling Time hath prest,
Have drunk their Cup a Round or two before,
And one by one crept silently to rest.
And we, that now make merry in the Room
They left, and Summer dresses in new bloom
Ourselves must we beneath the Couch of Earth
Descend--ourselves to make a Couch--for whom?
Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,
Before we too into the Dust descend;
Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie
Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and--sans End!
Alike for those who for To-day prepare,
And those that after some To-morrow stare,
A Muezzin from the Tower of Darkness cries
"Fools! your Reward is neither Here nor There."
Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss'd
Of the Two Worlds so wisely--they are thrust
Like foolish Prophets forth; their Words to Scorn
Are scatter'd, and their Mouths are stopt with Dust.
Myself when young did eagerly frequent
Doctor and Saint, and heard great argument
About it and about: but evermore
Came out by the same door where in I went.
With them the seed of Wisdom did I sow,
And with mine own hand wrought to make it grow;
And this was all the Harvest that I reap'd--
"I came like Water, and like Wind I go."
Into this Universe, and Why not knowing
Nor Whence, like Water willy-nilly flowing;
And out of it, as Wind along the Waste,
I know not Whither, willy-nilly blowing.
What, without asking, hither hurried Whence?
And, without asking, Whither hurried hence!
Oh, many a Cup of this forbidden Wine
Must drown the memory of that insolence!
Up from Earth's Centre through the Seventh Gate
rose, and on the Throne of Saturn sate;
And many a Knot unravel'd by the Road;
But not the Master-knot of Human Fate.
There was the Door to which I found no Key;
There was the Veil through which I might not see:
Some little talk awhile of Me and Thee
There was--and then no more of Thee and Me.
Earth could not answer; nor the Seas that mourn
In flowing Purple, of their Lord forlorn;
Nor rolling Heaven, with all his Signs reveal'd
And hidden by the sleeve of Night and Morn.
Then of the Thee in Me works behind
The Veil, I lifted up my hands to find
A Lamp amid the Darkness; and I heard,
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CLAUDIO LUGLI WOMENSWEAR LIMITED offer a simple returns policy for all products purchased through our website www.claudioluglishirts.com (our site) (subject to limited exceptions as detailed below).
Please follow the following guidelines in order to exercise your right to return product(s) back to us for a refund or exchange:
You are welcome to return any product (subject to limited exceptions as detailed below) back to us for a refund or you can exchange it for a different product or products or opt to have credit in your e-wallet
In order to be able to exercise your right to a refund or exchange you must send the product back to us so that it is received by us, within 28 days of you receiving the product from us pursuant to your original order.
A returned product must be complete, undamaged, unused, in its original condition and in its original packaging with all labels, tags and barcodes. The original packaging must be undamaged and unmarked. In short, we require the product to be in the same condition you received it in and in a condition that will allow us to sell it to another customer as new. You must also return the sales receipt for the relevant product when returning the product to us.
Take care when repackaging/refolding and placing the product back in the original packaging. We will not accept crumpled and distressed goods that have not been folded effectively.
Any refund will NOT include the postal charges you paid in connection with returning the product to us.
Any other charges paid by you in connection with the return of the product will not be refunded.
The value to be attributed to the product for the purposes of an exchange will be the purchase price actually paid for the product being returned and will not include any delivery or other charges paid by you in connection with the product
We do NOT accept the following which are excluded from this returns policy:
Products that are damaged (in any way) or appear worn/Used;
Products that have been shrunk/bled in the wash - please see our Washing Guidelines for more information
Products with their tags/label removed or ripped.
Products that are made to order, made to measure, custom made, bespoke or clearly personalised; or
Products that, for reasons of health protection and/or hygiene, we are unable to accept the return of.
The return of the product is your sole responsibility and at your sole cost.
Please note the returned product is your responsibility until it is received and signed for by us. We are not responsible for parcels lost in transit. Please ensure the product is securely packaged to avoid the possibility of damage in transit and is sent back to us using a trusted delivery method (tracked and signed). For your protection, we recommend that you send your return via a secure and traceable courier who can insure your parcel for loss in transit (for example, Royal Mail Special Delivery). You are also strongly recommended to obtain proof of posting and keep it safe.
Please note that the acceptance of the return of a product for refund or exchange is in our absolute and sole discretion.
The returns policy only applies if you return the product, and we receive it, within 28 days of the date you received the product from us pursuant to your original order.
We also ask that you let us know (on your RETURNS FORM) if you would like to exchange the product or receive a refund or hold credit in your e-wallet. If you do require an exchange please write the product name and other relevant information you would like to exchange which is available from our website. Once your return parcel arrives back we will then dispatch the alternative product you have requested or issue a refund back to the card you originally paid with. Please note that a refund or the delivery of your exchanged product can take up to a week to process.
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You are entitled to a refund if the item you bought is faulty, does not fit, suit your taste or doesn’t fulfil the description given before you bought.
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You should fill out the Returns form document in the package sent to you, with each of the criteria properly filled in.
Claudio Lugli does NOT provide customers with a pre-paid returns label. You are expected to cover returns at your own reasonable cost (tracked and signed). We do not encourage you to pay anymore than it costs us to send the goods to you (i.e more than £6) and we will not be responsible for reimbursing you any shipping expenditure. Royal Mail charge £3.50 - £3.60
We encourage you to try the goods you receive for size AS SOON AS IT ARRIVES. You are welcome to open the goods from their packaging and see the product open and try on the garment. However the goods are expected to be returned exactly as they were when bought - take extra care when trying on white clothing.
We encourage you to make the appropriate arrangements to ensure that the parcel arrives with you the following working day after you have ordered it. Any deviations from this service will complicate your delivery and heightens the risk of losing your parcel.
We DO NOT encourage you to give any additional delivery instructions to DPD as this increases the risk of parcels becoming lost/damaged (this includes sending it to a local pickup store/leaving it in a safe place). However we understand that this is sometimes more convenient for particular customers. It should be understood that any additional information given to DPD by you (while in transit) further to the delivery information we supply, will complicate the delivery and should be done so at your own risk. Claudio Lugli will do everything in their power to support customers while their goods are in transit with DPD - however it should be understood that they are a third party delivery service and are solely responsible for the delivery process after collection.
If you miss your parcel the first time you will be left with a note and DPD will only be able attempt to deliver your parcel two more times until returning back to us (the sender).
Do not put your delivery address as a pick-up/collection store. A pick-up store will be arranged for you if you are not in.
Claudio Lugli operates a 28 days returns/exchange policy, if the goods are in perfect condition, have not been damaged, worn out or washed, smell fouled with the original tags still firmly fasted to the button hole (not cut) and a valid proof of purchase. We advise that you check the garments as soon as they arrive.
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