Come ye to Hades by the dark of night,
My hearts’ door is open, my candle burns bright,
Forget not your lyre or story to sing,
A fable of fire and promise you bring,
When I returned not, they say that you failed,
I would have the truth known, but it must be veiled.
Since we first learned
It has been the way of all Mysteries,
Truth for those with ears to hear,
Beauty for eyes that see without fear
Far from over, our story’s not done,
We live on in legend, united as one.
Illustration: Orpheus Leading Eurydice out of Hades by Corot