Conversation Between a Mystic and a Believer
The Seer: I saw the trees blossom
After blood fell to earth
Fertile Blood, like a stream of milk
That left the mothers breast.
He: There was a lot of freedom
In the land we deserted,
Had to leave behind
After the first days of may.
We knew our blessings then
Which were so rich, so dear...
But now so much is lost,
Gone like the summerwinds.
The Seer: The dead climbed out of their graves
And the wise ones shook their heads,
After the bell tolled, in the hour of midnight.
The wolvens howl bent the beams of moonlight
And cracked crystal clinked upon the wooden floor.
He: When the sun has fallen
And the fragrance is lost in the wind,
When the words of wisdom are wiped from the walls.
Well, what can you do but try to survive,
Hold on to a bit of hope?
Your debtors will not hear your cries
And how much you clamour, nothing will be done;
So its no use, to mourn for lost possessions.
Enduring is hard and not much to pay for.
The Seer: There was the mirror of waters surface
And into this the kingfisher dived,
Sending ripples all over the pool.
Scrying showed a mountainside
Rimmed with frost, dazzling
On which a fairy stood,
A white blossom in her hair.
He: But through every curtain gleams the light
And behind doors are new rooms to be found;
Within every heart is hope, mixed with fear
And love and misery, unveiled with shades.
We all can hide in the valleys
And the way to the mountain is steep
But behind it wait new landscapes.
Only in the valley our sight of them is hindered.