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Monday, November 4, 2013

What the hell (19)

[5: 17, Satan speaks]

Sia destin ciò ch'io voglio: altri disperso
Se 'n vada errando, altri rimanga ucciso,
Altri in cure d'amore lascive immerso
Idol si faccia un bello e chiaro viso.
Sia 'l ferro incontra il suo rettor converso
Da lo stuol ribellante e 'n sé diviso:
Schiere e cittadi e regni e 'l mondo tutto
Arda, affondi, consumi incendio e flutto -.

"Let my will become fate: let someone be wandering and missing, and someone be killed, and someone -- completely absorbed in lust -- have a beautiful, fair face as his idol. Let the swords be turned against their leader by rebellious and divided soldiers. Let troops and cities and kingdoms and the whole earth be burnt and submerged and consumed by fire and water!"