The hour of ruin is begun
In glimmer of the western tide.
The golden lava of the sun
Floods down the cloudy mountainside
And brings a death of fire and pain
Those ancient cities have not known
Who perished underneath a rain
Of hissing rock and molten stone.
Death coursing with a swift delight
Shall overtake me as I stand
Before the coming of the light
Upon the burning western land.
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