Prayer of Mars to the Sun

 

 

 

Long ago, when we first beheld you in the brilliance of day

Now-forgotten mystery was revealed and vows were made,

Led by your guiding light, we have wandered in the Milky Way;

However hard the path may be, I follow you and I am not afraid

 

Darkness flees and the illusion falls when full of glory you rise and shine

And emanate the light of knowledge over the sphere of grief and loss

Where tired gentle souls seek to transcend the wheel of time,

The dark ocean of existence them you help to cross

 

Your arcane glow mystics aspire within themselves to find,

Your ardent flame – eternal light, of which comprised my soul,

Destroys the ignorance and illuminates the restless mind

In order to reveal the truth, which rests in hearts of all

 

Among the stars and planets you are the King, and I am your knight

You are the source of life and of all living beings you are a friend,

Whatever lies ahead, prepared for your sacred cause I am to fight

And in my heart your pure light I shall keep until the end.

 

Artyom Shalamov       [April 2016]

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