47th Thread: Lullaby

 

My daughter my little girl

Sleep high, sleep to the right

Sleep down, sleep to the left

Shhh, shhh,

I will protect you from all

I will protect you from the spells of the incubus,

From knives lost,

From avarice,

Starvation,

Abbots and barbarians,

Fervor,

Fevers,

Pustules.

Shhh, shhh,

From lice and fleas,

From frostbite,

Blindness,

Slavery,

Floods,

Temples that collapse,

From men

Who come and plunder

Who beat and rape and torture and kill,

Do not be afraid

In my arms, tenderly,

High to the right

Low to the left,

The armour of my love

All dangers will stop.

Nothing can happen to you

Shhh, shhh,

Nothing will happen to you

Never ever

Nothing bad ever.

But I did not fall asleep. My eyes deep in my mother’s, I did not smile either.

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