In the first year of the dark lord, Alû,
All light was purged from the earth,
and darkness conquered.
The people cowered in their homes as Alû lumbered to the tomb of Shamash.
The great fire was dwindling as the first moon dawned.
Some came days-walk to witness the ancient sacrament, some fled into the gulch.
On the third hour of sacred ritual, Alû summoned upon Ishkur, all the oracles and forecasters bowed in his aura.
The first moon was nearing full eclipse of the great fire, the masses were restless.
They screamed in vociferation as the moon smote the great fire, at last it was smothered.
The brisk wind howled over the awakened mass…
and then there was silence.
released November 26, 2014
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