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Trauma: crushing serpens mercuriales.

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The enigma of the suffering king
Torn from the womb
A new birth on the sun
Here is born the emperor of none honour
Soul returning from hell
No lower may be born than he
Incarnating itself with the spirit
Through art or nature
By any living creature
Resurrecting body on the solar mountain
The philosophers call him bastard son
Extending wings for falling flight, a gesture of triumph
And everything they do by him is done
A previous birth on the moon
What men desire from him he gives:
slow burning death in many years to come
Gold, silver and jewelry
Weakness, decay, desecration and impurity
Rage, poverty and sickness he proclaims.
Happy is the man whom god this grants.
Three serpents wriggle in the kings elevated chalice
(And the fourth writhes around the queens arm)
Here is reborn the empress of none honour
A new birth on the moon
Arbor solis gleaming with splendour
The philosophers name her witch
The pelican nourishes its young with blood
Tincture of death and rebirth
She multiplies, bears children ever again
They are corrupted, impure with unwashable stain
A closed vessel, the whitening work
Pray to god that he will not break it
She conquers life and embraces poverty
She takes all riches, health, honour and goods
Copulating, joining in the womb of the closed house
Ascending unto the order of the elders
Your light will be poured into endless chaos
Tasting a mixture of sour wine and black blood
Nothing on this earth is her equal
Wherefore we say thanks to god in hell.


from Verdonkermaan, released August 21, 2012



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