You will keep and feed
My heart-bird.
You will stop my heart’s pangs
And extinguish the tear-flames of my eyes.
You will satisfy my hungry life,
O Lord of Compassion.
I know all these and many more
And yet why do I torture You,
Your heart of Compassion-Light?
I completely forget
Your nectar message.
I draw into my heart
The measureless gloom of ignorance-night.