L'Amante du Christ, 1888 ~ Felicien Rops
Sweet wizard, in whose footsteps I have trod
Unto the shrine of the most obscene god, and
Let me once more feel thy strong hand to be
Making the magic signs upon me! Stand,
Stand in the light, and let mine eyes drink in
The glorious vision of the death of sin!
from 'The Romance of Olivia Vane' Victor Neuburg.