The body of the strong

Edith Södergran: The Shadow of the Future

I know, I know that I shall win.

Whatever one calls me, whatever awaits me I am the star of the future.

I have awoken on an ancient-old throne,

wondrous hands lay out silk veils beneath me.

The mystery runs in my veins.

Mystery, I realize you, I, the anti-mystic, the enemy of spectres.

Mysteries have no clear boundaries, mysteries have no spoken names,

the mystery grows in the body of the strong when he ecstatically moves into action.