to the poem: King
Sebastian is one of the symbols connected with the myth of the Fifth
empire and in this short but interesting poem the dead king talks
to the readers, starting with a plural "Wait!" (presumably
-Wait for my return!). He says that his death is of little consequence
for himself because he lives on in God's realm, and his dream (to
be the emperor of the Fifth Empire) is everlasting and it is as
such that he will one day return (not bodily, but as his dream incarnated
in The Hidden One).
I fell on the sand at that hour contrary
That God concedes to his own,
For the interval in which the soul is steeped
In dreams that are God.
What matters the sand and death and misadventure
If I shielded myself with God?
It is Who I dreamed myself, that is everlasting;
It is as Such that I shall return.