Deep into the darkness peering
Long I stood there fearing
Dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before...
silence was unbroken
And the stillness gave no token
And the only word there spoken
Was the whispered word: "Veritas"
And an echo murmured back the word
Merely this and nothing more!
Fools and faith conspire
That they never owned before
Kings without their armour
Men without their honour
We all slip into oblivion
are the dark inside the night
The ghosts about which the poets write
And the dreams that night's embrace
That slowly leave
without a trace...
O, suflet sparge-odata, ingusta-ti inchisoare
Si scutura-te-odata de-acest lut pamintesc!
Vreau sa m-agat
de tine, spre cer navala dind
Cum viermii de-un cadavru s-agata misunind!
English translation of last verse:
O, soul, break
away from your tiny cage
And shake off your body of clay
I want to cling on to you, rushing towards heavens
As maggots cling on
to a dead body, creeping!!!