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Sorrows of the Moon

This song is by Therion and appears on the album Lepaca Kliffoth (1995).

This song is a cover of "Sorrows of the Moon" by Celtic Frost.
Tonight the moon, by languorous memories obsessed,
Lies pensive and awake: a sleepless beauty amid
The tossed and multitudinous cushions of her bed,
Caressing with an abstracted hand the curve of her breast.

Surrendered to her deep sadness as to a lover, for hours
She lolls in the bright luxurious disarray of the sky -
Haggard, entranced - and watches the small clouds float by
Uncurling indolently in the blue air like flowers.

When now and then upon this planet she lets fall,
Out of her idleness and sorrow, a secret tear,
Some poet - an enemy of slumber, musing apart -

Catches in his cupped hands the unearthly tribute, all
Fiery and iridescent like an opal's sphere,
And hides it from the sun for ever in his heart.


  • This songs uses the Poem The Sadness of the Moon - George Dillon, Flowers of Evil (NY: Harper and Brothers, 1936), a variation of original Tristesses de la lune - Charles Baudelaire.

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