Munch-Petersen, Gustaf Uddrag fra the ruler

I am the ruler
of all inescapable love -
my wealth has no limits -,
and my cruelty neither -
nothing can hinder
the growth of my power -,
not even the steel-hard grasp
of my dark-blue hand
can direct
the fall of corroding drops
from my jet-black star -
I am the ruler -
but the unchecked growth of my power
is threatening even the ground
of the deep-bolted f eet of my soul -