As I turned my weary gaze from within
to the loitering world of men outside,
I saw people, empty and indifferent,
moving back and forth like ants in a line!
Then there was the sun with chameleon light,
forever changing colors from a golden rust
at dawn to a blistering shade of white
midday to the cheeks of a blushing dame at dusk!
I was nocturnal in my previous life,
hunting with the forest nymphs that had liquid hearts
but now the border between day and night
has faded as my soul is wounded by a poisoned dart!
O Lord, let me escape without my life and breath,
so I can wake up to an endless life in death!