The road to Elysium and Hades

Edith Södergran: The Rose Altar

From the mountain of fate

you clearly see where the road goes

to Elysium and Hades.


Down there wander

people in a mist,

they laugh and cry

and follow coffins to the grave –

all in a dream.


Oh how I long for the place

where you can see

the road to Elysium and Hades.