artemis lyrics – galas diamanda

the thirteenth returns… once more she is the first;
and she is still the only one, or is this the only moment;
for you are surely queen, first and last?
for you are surely king, o first and last lover?…
love the one who loves you from the cradle to the grave;
the one alone i love loves me dearly still:
she is death – or the dead one… delight or torment!
and the rose she holds is the hollyhock.
saint of naples with your hands full of fire,
mauve-hearted rose, flower of saint gudule:
have you discovered your cross in the desert of the skies?
white roses, fall! you offend our gods,

/ galas diamanda lyrics