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    Earthbound

    I was trying to write a Christmas poem for this season, and then I realized - I'd already written a Christmas poem. It was just I didn't consider it as such because I wrote it as lyrics to a black metal song. . .(I guess by this definition, though, Pantokrator's Incarnate is a Christmas song, too \_(ツ)_/ )

    Earthbound

    The stars laid down their spears
    And the moon clutched her barren womb
    The sun hid in a curtain of shame
    As he stepped down. . .
    Down to earth

    Unknowable, unspeakable
    An ungrown fetus that would fit in my hand
    Who is. . .who is like him?

    What fear would clutch her breast
    What love would tear her heart
    As he reaches up his arms to her
    Crying to be nursed. . .
    And she carries him, struck dead with awe

    Unknowable, unspeakable
    The word that created the multiverse
    He is. . .he is bound to death

    I an animal sick in sin
    And he an animal pure
    The planets still orbit the sun
    But the cosmos is upside-down. . .
    The cosmos is upside down

    Unknowable, unspeakable
    What is this madness he ordained?
    Madness. . .madness that will rescue me.

    "So long is the way to the unknown, long is the way we have come. . ." ~ Turisas, Five Hundred and One

    "[An artist is] an idiot babbling through town. . .crying, 'Dreams, dreams for sale! Two for a kopek, two for a song; if you won't buy them, just take them for free!'" ~ Michael O' Brien,
    Sophia House

    Christ is risen from the dead,
    trampling on Death by death,
    And on those in the tombs,
    lavishing light.



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    I think that the "Who is...who is like him?" lines are awkward as poetry but I can see it working when being howled by Ihshan. Maybe Jesus shouldn't be an animal in verse five? I think it somewhat ruins the metaphor.

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