I waited eagerly for your coming beside the gleaming falls
My heart a tumult in my breast:
Long last you came on a day of grace
And together we walked.
With clasped hands and entwined hearts
We drank of love ‘neath vaulted skies:
But poisoned whispers stole our carefree days
And you refused to stay.
The Parasite’s kiss of death so strong,
Why did he not take me as well?
My journey in the Wood was all for naught,
My savior left me in tears.
A queen I am but nothing of merit,
A ruler alone to guide and protect;
I walked with him but never flew
For his presence bore me up.
Ah Etanun, Etanun, was my love less worth
Than a calling from One I cannot hear?
An orphan I am upon my perch
I lack the strength to fly.
A heart can mend if given time
Crooked and cracked though it may be:
To think that mortal passions ruled my soul
My father’s kiss set me free!
I shall use my wings, so very strong
My strength; the only way to forget the pain,
Shall carry me: but I wait, while the falls
Entreat me to return.
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