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Hippolytus can feel, and feels nothing for me!
I count three days
since her beautiful lips
Ai, ai, poor mother,
your birth-pangs were fruitless:
I am wroth with these spirits.
Ah evil wedlock! Ah fate!
she incites all to evil,
she flutters over all things,
like a bee in flight.
For she walks above earth,
along the sea-coast,
and across the salt trail
of the sea-drift.
Ah! but my own, my dearest,
take for your gold-wrought locks
from my hands these flowers,
as from a spirit.
You alone, Kupris,
creator of all life,
reign absolute.
No more, O my spirit,
are we flawless,
we have seen evil undreamt
I myself saw it.
O Spirit,
spark by spark,
Now he flies above earth,
now above sea-crash
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