THE WORLD'S HEART
Say, where does the world's heart burn,
the world's heart of fire?
It lives on coarse, heavy prehistoric coal:
black darkness, dense night, Chaos.
itself a struggle, glowing struggle -
For thus is the nature of fire:
strong with its foe's struggle -
has no other nature.
And the victory? When the darkness has disappeared in flames?
and fire wants to conquer.
Is the victory death?
Empty question and empty fear!
The world's heart is fire,
Lilith and Faun
Life and Death