So wild and frosty is she thought to be.
And she brings fire to my lips, it is true.
Yet so gently she waits, not far from me,
ready for the days when my soul turns blue.
It may be shameful to covet her kiss,
so sharp and full of the fire of white nights.
Yet I am drawn to that cold, smoky mist,
to ease my pain, and to renew my might.
I take care not to love, need her too much,
but I have no wish to hide in the dark.
The world’s pain she dulls with her burning touch,
and there is no harm, in a one-off lark.
I feel guilty to use her so simply,
still, the Danes have taught me to drink deeply.
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