The Damned Kiss
‘'Is it with a kiss that you betray me? ''
The piercing agony of getting betrayed
Gets further sharpened by the mode:
By a kiss, a human gesture of love profound
Agony And Ecstasy
When rain drops down in cadences soft
It soothes the troubled waters of the mind
And strengthens Man to forestall the stormiest torrent
That's a miracle Nature performs recurrent
The glitter of Crown sometimes glitters with a glow false
Kingdoms sometimes rise up on shattered bodies of the righteous
I wonder how saints can enjoy bliss, despite wailing agonized from pits bottomless
Brand me a sinner for these blasphemous, unwarranted wanderings
The Anguished Cry
Deepen my sight inward, O all-seeing Eye!
Will I die of fright,
Is it why thou shrouds my view out of thy compassion infinite?
Soothing sights are there no longer for me
That the meek shall inherit the Earth
Remains until now an unfulfilled prophecy
In a world where innocent blood surfeits
Will innocence or meekness ever be crowned?
The Province Of Babes
Your innocence may trap you, O, my baby
Yet innocence fills the air
With irresistible sweetness seductive
Which even saints might envy