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page 18


Has he fooled me? Venturing that road that descends
Does not lead to beautiful clarity,
To those same splendors that blind me
If I point my gaze towards the sky?...

It must be done. I need to descend into the depth;
Down to the throne where eternal peace reigns...
Come, hammer! Come and open a path for me
Until the last, the deepest heart of the mountain!...

And my hammer is banging and always will
Until the end of my journey through Life.
Without there ever being one sweet ray that can shine,
Without ever being shined on by the sun of Hope!

The Power of Memento

Do you know the skill
That a tamer uses to teach
The bear those things that the beast
Never forgets?

He ties him to the bottom
Of a caldron and under it he lights
A terrible fire...:
Afterwads to the beat of the gloomy insturment
Of barbarity,
He raises this chant: "Enjoy life!"

When it hears him, the fiend, that goes mad
With heated pain,
Shakes around in horrible convulsions...
Later on... when he hears the same chant,
It will be slave of the Dance Genius...

Just liek the bear, I was tied up
In the unfair caldron reddened
By brutal fire...
And to the sad rhythm of the barbarous chanting
I was so horribly burned,
That my memory
Keeps forever that horrid memento..,

Ah! If I hear an echo
Of those times
As I I was already

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