The Alchemy of Sadness

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Old 17-Oct-2010
The Alchemy of Sadness

One man lights you with his ardour
one decks you in mourning, Nature!
What says to the first: ĎA Sepulchre!í
To the other cries: ĎLife and splendour!í

Unknown Hermes, who assists,
yet intimidates me as well,
you make me Midasí equal,
the saddest of alchemists:

You help me change gold to iron,
paradise to hellís kingdom:
in the shrouded atmosphere

I find a dear corpse, and on
the celestial shores, itís there,
I build a mighty sepulcher.

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