The Fire

Autor: Andrej Barović

I have long lost any hunger

And fell into a deep slumber

Staring into the final ember

Of the faint dance of fire


I have long lost any feeling

And struggled to find a meaning

The entire world to me seeming

To have given up all desire


I have long lost any friend

And wandered lonely to no end

By the river’s dimm’d bend

Hoping to spark an ire


I have long forgotten what I had

And thought myself to be mad

Until a soul of golden clad

Appear’d as a flaming pyre


I have long since woe’d

And to God’s name I call’d

But with silence He replied

Was it her or only fire?