Compassion, with your sun that shines unseen, You lead the river of man’s thoughts to flow Where Saving Grace’s golden breezes blow, To universal mercy’s sea pristine. With selflessness imbued, one’s self will soar To reach its zenith, freed of every urge, To feel the joy of spreading joy emerge, So whips may torture guiltless hearts no more. When enmity's devouring dark flood Enshrouds this feeble earth, your rays of ruth Restore all silenced martyrs’ voice of truth, To purge oppression’s lies that hide spilled blood... While gloom is yet to be dispersed, will you, Compassion, make my words bright seeds of peace? For when my worldly ego’s worries cease, My true self’s time of wakening is due. Daniel Magdalen is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania.