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The vow

In silence and in darkness
do we come together solemnly

the vow is brought in
From the candles we solemnly

light up our candles, we sing thanks, sing
for our ancestors, the panthers solemnly

we praise the lion of intellect
we feed the dove of peace

we ask the blessing of the phoenix that watches
over our children and grandchildren

we repeat the vow solemnly

    Panter    be impartial
    Lion        kill if necessary
    Dove        don't betray anyone
    Phoenix  take care of everybody

We are the panther and the lion
we are the dove and the phoenix

that is our vow

to each other and to our children
hand in hand in hand solemnly
Okna podle Marca Chagalla (1976, Petr Eben)
4. Levi (the golden window)
Organparc, April 5th, 2014
Amsterdam, March 17th, 2018
Poem 1702
Translation of poem 0222. De belofte (April 8th, 2014)
Collection  org anp arc