Hymn to Immortality

Video for “Hymn To Immortality” by Silent Love of Death from The Poet’s Senses (Palace of Worms 2005).

The lyrics are inspired by the poem “Himno a la inmortalidad” author José de Espronceda:

HYMN TO IMMORTALITY

FLAME CREATOR OF THE WORLD
BLAZING TONGUE OF LORE
PURE GERM AND FERTILE PRINCIPLE
WHICH CHAINS DEATH TO YOUR FEET

THE INERT MATTER YOU SPUR
YOU ORDER IT TO JOIN AND LIVE
YOU MODEL ITS MUD
CREATING THOUSANDS OF BEINGS

DEATH DESTROYS YOUR WORKS IN VAIN
PERHAPS VICTORIOUSLY
FROM THE REMAINS, YOUR TRIUMPHANT HAND
NEW WORKS CREATES AGAIN

YOU FEED THE SUN BLAZE
YOU DRESS THE SKIES IN BLUE
YOU SILVER THE MOON IN THE SHADOWS
YOU CROWN THE DAWN WITH LIGHT

YOU SECRET FORCE
WHICH MOVES THIS WORLD,
HARMONIOUS AND DEEP FEELING,
BRIGHTING YOUR FACE UP

YOU WEAK MAN
RAISE YOUR FOREHEAD
YOU’LL BE LIKE THE EASTERN SUN
YOU’LL BE, ENDLESS