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It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
If you can't give me love and peace,
Then give me bitter fame.
Dread. Bottomless dread...
I am that shadow on the threshold
defending my remnant peace.
This means that gravestones are fragile
and granite is softer than wax.
Absurd, absurd, absurd! From such absurdity
I shall soon turn gray
or change into another person.
Why do you beckon me with your hand?
For one moment of peace
I would give the peace of the tomb.
If I can't have love, if I can't find peace, / Give me a bitter glory.
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