Weep, weep for your salvation…

And it shall come to pass that what men made shall be shattered,
And the shadow shall lie across the pattern of the age,
And the dark one shall once more lay his hand upon the world of man, Women shall weep and men shall quail as the nations of the earth are Rent like tattered cloth,
Neither shall anything stand or abide,
Yet one shall be born to face the shadow,
Born once more as he was born before and shall be born again time without end,
The dragon shall be reborn and there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth at his rebirth,
In sackcloth and ashes shall he clothe the people,
And he shall break the world again by his coming,
Tearing apart all ties that bind,
Like the unfettered dawn shall he blind us and burn us,
Yet shall the dragon reborn confront the dark one at the last battle, And his blood shall give us the light,
Let tears flow oh ye people of the world,
Weep for your salvation.

The Karaethon Cycle, The Great Hunt, Book two of the Wheel of Time.

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