Remember the rock that was swept away
when at last the red flood came?
Remember the pillar that finally crumbled
when its earth was pushed astray?
Remember the beating of that powerful heart
in a chest of chainmail made?
Remember the blood that fell in secret
while the links were torn apart?
And do you remember the words you said
when you told me how much you loved her.
Now those words seem to echo dead
from the ashes that have built her.