As I am really interested in old folk tales and folk lore, this piece is very interesting. I love how Cnawan offers explanations of the folk lore. Thanks Cnawan.
Within the twilight’s glimmering
and his passage gained admittance
across the threshold of the spheres.
From the nether world of shadows
to this world of blood and flesh
attend his rustling footsteps
as he treads upon the corpses
of countless fallen leaves.
As deeper grows the darkness
his lantern burns the brighter
the Sin Eater beckons all
the living and the dead.
As loathsome ghoul reviled
glowing eyes and garish smile
oft mistaken for incarnate evil
a holy calling he bears instead.
A purger of sins unrepented
he gathers with his lantern
as moths they fly from withering souls
their guilt at last surrendered.
Upon himself he takes these burdens
the cardinal and the venial
then with the sacred…
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