Is it a fact or delusion mere
Which has been caused by erring eye
Do earth, hills, deserts vast exist,
And is there any azure sky?
Some aver that they do exist,
Whereas some call their being untrue
O God, it is very hard to find
To truth or falsehood certain clue.
Bedil resolved this tangled knot
With so much skill and manner nice,
Though sages and wise men or the past
To undo this skein had no device.
"If heart of man were vast enough,
This mead would have retained no trace
Some wine has overflowed the brim,
Because the flask had narrow space."