Let spirits sacrifice themselves at once,
Fresh ghosts delay the making of a dunce.
Hist’ry’s silhouettes bow into the dark
as tombstones crumble ‘fore love’s solemn mark.
What love is deep as wells in which death dwells?
Bodies of the slain piled on clouds above
paint out seven portraits for seven hells –
each one more lacking in art than in love.
Before the clock has finished its ticking,
may we stop and stare fast into the ground.
Who knows what rising tides come trickling
when tears of the hope-lost turned joyous found?
Sound a cry! The fury calls before the dawn;
its age-old custom torn away.
When forced silence reigns in a beating heart’s song
and there are left no more words to say.