[lyrics: ivan franko]
who dared to say that thou art not a goddess?
where is the monster who was not entranced,
who did not gaze upon thee, rapt and wordless,
his heart unmoved by beauty’s radiance?
thou art the queen of heaven. i implore,
look down upon me from thine kingdom high!
i used to think that empty was the sky,
but thee, oh rose of eden, i adore!
in gods and spirits men are free to doubt,
and tales of paradise and h-ll my flout.
but thou art in our hearts, not tales, enthroned,
and come a day, the whole world will forget
all gods and spirits, and will genuflect
before. thy painted image, thee alone!