THE LITANIES OF SATAN

 
O thou, of Angels loveliest, most wise, O God betrayed by fate, deprived of praise, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! O Prince of exile, who was dispossessed, Who ever rises stronger when oppressed, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! O thou who knowest all, Hell's sovereign, Known healer of mankind's afflictions, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou who the lepers and pariahs doomed Show out of love the Paradise to come, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou who in Death, your mistress old and strong, Breeds Hope - delightful aberration! Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou who dost give the outlaw the proud glance Which damns the crowd who watch his sufferance, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou who dost know where greedy earth enfolds The precious stones a jealous God concealed, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou whose clear eye knows the deep sepulchres Where multitudes of metals lie interred, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou whose great hand conceals the precipice From the somnambulist whom roofs entice, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou who by magic softens the old bones Of loitering drunks by horses trampled down. Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou who, consoling frail mankind in pain, Taught us to make our guns and gun-cotton, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou who didst set thy mark, accomplice skilled, Upon the heart of Croesus harsh and vile, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Thou who put into women's hearts and eyes The cult of wounds, the love of poverty, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Staff of the exile and discoverer, Confessor of condemned conspirator, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! Father to those whom in his sombre wrath God drove from his paradise on earth, Satan, have mercy on my long distress! PRAYER To thee, o Satan, glory be, and praise, In Heaven, once thy kingdom, the abyss Of Hell, where, now, thou dreamest silently! Grant that my soul, one day, beneath the Tree Of Knowledge, may rest near thee, when o'erhead, Like a new Temple, its wide branches spread!
by Charles Baudlaire
In the link below yo will see the many versions of this poem
"Les Litanies de Satan" is a poem by Charles Baudelaire, published as part of Les Fleurs du mal. The date of composition is unknown, but there is no evidence that it was composed at a different time to the other poems of the volume.[1]
The poem is a renunciation of religion, and Catholicism in particular.[2] It includes a blasphemous inversion of theKyrie Eleison and the Glory Be, parts of the Catholic Mass,[3] or it substitutes Satan for Mary and liturgy directed towards her.[4] Swinburne called it the key to Les Fleurs du mal.[4] The poet empathises with Satan, who has also experienced injustice[5] and can have pity for those who are outcasts. But for political reasons, Baudelaire had to preface the poem with a note explaining he had no personal allegiance with Satan.[6] Even so, Les Fleurs du malled to he and his publishers being fined for "insult to public decency."
The poem is an inspiration to Satanists to this day.[7]

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