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Testo the fountain of salmacis - genesis

From a dense forest of tall
dark pinewood

Mount Ida rises like an island

Within a hidden cave
nymphs had kept a child

son of gods
so afraid of their love

As the dawn creeps up the sky

The hunter caught sight of a doe

In desire for conquest

He found himself within a glade he'd not beheld before


Where are you my father

Give wisdom to your son


Then he could go no farther

Now lost, the boy was guided by the sun

And as his strength began to fail

He saw a shimmering lake

A shadow in the dark green depths

Disturbed the strange tranquillity


The waters are disturbed

Some creature has been stirred


The waters are disturbed

The naiad queen Salmacis has been stirred

As he rushed to quench his thirst

A fountain spring appeared before him

And as his heated breath rushed through the cool mist

A liquid voice called

Son of gods, drink from my spring

The water tasted strangely sweet

Behind him the voice called again

He turned and saw her
in a cloak of mist alone

And as he gazed
her eyes were filled

With the darkness of the lake


We shall be one

We shall be joined as one


She wanted them as one

Yet he had no desire to be one


Away from me cold-blooded woman

Your thirst is not mine


Nothing will cause us to part

Hear me O gods

Unearthly calm descended from the sky

And then their flesh and bones were strangely merged

Forever to be joined as one

The creature crawled into the lake

A fading voice was heard:

And I beg, yes I beg, that all who touch this spring may share my fate


We are the one

We are the one


The two are now made one

Demi-god and nymph are now made one

Both had given everything they had

A lover's dream had been fulfilled at last

Forever still beneath the lake
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