Munch-Petersen, Gustaf Uddrag fra the god of the blood

I have given over
the gods of 1935 -
I have given over
the god of pleasure
with the gilded *

hands
and the green face -
- I have gone
to the god of the blood -
I have given over
the god of comfort
with the murmuring anxiety
and the rotten love-hands -
- I have gone
to the god of the blood -
I have known
the god of the bread,
the blind warrior -
he gave the bread
and the hunger for bread,
he said: "I know you not" -
- I have gone
to the god of the blood -
I have fought
the god of happiness,
the soft-shouldered -
he gave what he had,
but he died on my sword -
he whispered: "I hate you" -
- I have gone
to the god of the blood -!
he gave me nothing -,
he said: "I have but
the cruelty which is truth -,
I have but the aloneness,
which is the way -,
I have but the place,
where to wait
with ice on your life -,
my hand is no giver -,
my hand is the unbroken law -.
I am the god of the blood" -
- I have gone -,
and my lips are locked -
l have gone -,
I have touched the flame,
which leaves no ashes
and no love to man nor woman -