HAIL, thou lotus! Thou effervescent Poet-God.
Flowering Scheme! Promise of PSIJJJ!
I am the mer that knoweth you,
And I know your names among those of the secret flame,
The Rapture of Masters, and I am one with you.
Grant ye that I may serve, and am served,
And accede my own precedent, as ye,
And grant ye unto me a place in the Provisional House,
Near unto thine Pomegranate Banquette,
Or where your assassins wash your feet.
Let me arrive in a mother in the land of Veloth,
And receive me, O all ye gods, thrice in one,
On the Pilgrim’s path that I doth amble.
Grant that my soul may come forth,
Whithersoever it pleaseth,
And let it not be driven away,
From the presence of the fire.